Photo: Mother Who Tortured, Abandoned 9-Year Old Boy Arrested

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Blessing Goodluck, the mother, who
on Thursday tortured her nine-year-old son, Kingsley, and dumped him at a
filling station on Ijaiye Road in the Agbado area of Lagos, has been
apprehended by the police.
Punch Metro gathered that the
police trailed the 23-year-old mother to Ojuelegba, where the son claimed they lived,
without success.
It was learnt that she was
eventually traced to a residence on Sule Babalola Street, Agbado.

The mother, who admitted her
action was wrong, said she was frustrated, describing her son as being
troublesome.
She said, “I have realised that I
over-reacted. Kingsley is very stubborn and troublesome. He won’t sit at home.
He will be jumping from one house to another. I was frustrated. I promise it
will never happen again. I have learnt my lesson.”
A police source told Punch Metro
that Blessing wept all night in custody. The source said Kingsley had also been
counselled to turn a new leaf.
The Lagos State Police Public
Relations Officer, DSP Kenneth Nwosu, said Blessing was still under
interrogation and would be charged to court afterwards.

He said, “This is a case of child
abuse. The 23-year-old mother was arrested on Sule Babalola Street, Agbado. The
boy was abandoned in a bad condition. He was treated at the Lagos State General
Hospital, Ile Epo. The mother is under interrogation.”

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