Seven-year-old boy Promise got a really harsh judgement from his mother when she inflicted stab wounds on him for allegedly defiling his two-year-old step-sister and a neighbour’s daughter.
The mother, Mrs. Blessing Fred, who used a broken bottle, was said to have gone out with her daughter on Sunday. While she was away, Promise went to visit five-year-old Yemi ─ the neighbour’s daughter ─ who was alone with her sister at her parents’ apartment. He was said to have met Yemi alone and took her to his mother’s room.
On getting to the room, he reportedly told her to remove her clothes and lie down. It was said that he slept on top of the girl and fiddled with her private parts.
The naive child narrated all her new experience gleefully to her mother when she came back.
A resident explained that Yemi’s mother invited Promise to her apartment and verified the story in the presence of her daughter.
She said, “Initially, he denied. But when the woman assured him that she would not tell his mother, he opened up and said it was true. He said he had been doing it with his step-sister too. The woman later reported Promise to his mother and he confessed to her as well.”
“She first beat him with a stick on Monday for the offence. But all of a sudden, she smashed a bottle and stabbed him in the back.”
A resident, Bose Komolafe, said Fred had been arrested by the police from the Ijaiye-Ojokoro Police Division, while Promise had been admitted to a hospital in the area.
She said, “Some neighbours rushed to rescue the child from her. He is on admission at a hospital. Whatever the child might have done wrong, such a move was too harsh.”
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Kenneth Nwosu, confirmed the incident.
He said, “Fred stabbed her son on the back for allegedly touching the vagina of his two-year-old sister. She has been apprehended. The victim is currently receiving treatment at a hospital. The victim is currently receiving treatment at a hospital. The neighbour’s daughter case was not reported to us.”