Thursday, May 29, 2014

How Bricklayer Killed 12-Year Old Relative

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a man, Mr. Paul Obiefule, for allegedly beating his 12-year-old relative to death.

The relative, who was identified as Onyedikachi Mbanozo, was staying with Obiefule, a bricklayer, and his wife on Omitola Street in the Agege area of Lagos.

Punch Metro learnt that Onyedika, as the boy was fondly called, was the son of Obiefule’s wife’s brother.


It was further gathered that the boy was beaten to death on Monday evening around 8.30pm, while the neighbours reported the matter at the Pen Cinema Police Division on Tuesday.

It was said that Onyedika, who was attending Irewole Primary School in Agege, could not go to school for several weeks before his death as a result of a sickness sustained from series of beatings.

One of the neighbours, who identified himself as Mr. Oje Owode, told our correspondent that the boy died from an accumulation of floggings which he received from his aunt’s husband.

He said, “The man (Obiefule) usually flogged the boy like an animal. Most times, we tried to intervene, but he would not listen to us. The boy fell sick several times from Obiefule’s merciless flogging. The last sickness was for over two weeks. And then on Monday again, the man beat the sick boy, and locked him up in the room.

“Later, we just saw that Obiefule and his wife went out of the house and did not return until around 5am. We noticed that he put a big bundle on his shoulder and smuggled it in with his wife.

“We did not know that the boy had died in the evening and they were looking for where to dump him all night. That was when we raised the alarm and reported him to the police.”

Another neighbor, Mr. Fatai, said Obiefule usually used hammer, chisel or a screw driver to inflict pains on the deceased.

It was learnt that as soon as Obiefule was arrested on Tuesday, his two boys were taken to a c primary school on the next street. When our correspondent visited the school, the proprietress, who did not want her name to be mentioned, said Obiefule’s two boys had not been spared from their father’s wickedness.


The Lagos State Police spokesperson, Ngozi Braide, confirmed the arrest of Obiefule in an e-mail and added that the police had commenced investigations.

30 comments:

  1. Useless man

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  2. What a heartless couple.. Beating up a child till death,God alone will judge them.D more u beat a child d more d child becomes stubborn. Child abuse has 2 stop in nigeria. RIP 2 d poor boy

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  3. He must be severely punished

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  4. Lord have mercy

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  5. Omg,,,poor boy..why are people so wicked? If you don't want a relative staying with you why not take him back to his parents..instead of making life unbearable for the boy and ended up killing him.God will judge you and your wife,Justice must prevail..wicked couple..

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  6. There is God o

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  7. he must also be killed and his wife.

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  8. he must also be killed and his wife.

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  9. I am sure he wanted to use him for ritual

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    1. Hmmmmm that's another thing

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  10. wickedness!

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  11. Hmmmm...Wackos everywhere...

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  12. What a wicked heart . That is why I don't beat little children I rather flog them. To avoid "If I had known", RIP to the poor boy

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  13. This couple should go and cool their heads in prison pls. DERA MI

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  14. What a wicked heart . That is why I don't beat little children I rather flog them. To avoid "If I had known", RIP to the poor boy

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  15. Chisel,Hammer and screw driver??? Tot he's brick layer...Na carpenter too ni??? He should be so served the sentence he deserves...sick fellow!!!

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  16. This is so unfair

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  17. May he rest in perfect peace

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  18. Mosaic law at hand
    An eye for an eye

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  19. Child abuse

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  20. Bloody criminals

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  21. God rest your soul

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  22. He is nt fit to b a father.
    Ds is child abuse n he must b severely punished.

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  23. Let the killer be jailed

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  24. I hope they also deal with the useless wife, kai. This is heart breaking

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