Mother Stabs 7-Year Old Son For Defiling Sister, Neighbour’s Daughter

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A seven-year-old boy, identified simply as Promise, has been
stabbed by her mother with broken bottles for allegedly defiling his
two-year-old step-sister and the daughter of a neighbour. The incident happened
on Monday on Tunde Olusola Street, in the Ijaiye-Ojokoro area of Lagos.
The mother, Mrs. Blessing Fred, was said to have gone out
with her daughter on Sunday, leaving Promise behind. It was gathered that while
the mother was away, Promise went to visit five-year-old Yemi (pseudonym) ─ the
neighbour’s daughter ─ 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.

Punch Metro learnt that Yemi’s mother had left her with her
sister, who was said to have left home when the incident happened. Our
correspondent gathered that Yemi narrated what transpired between her and
Promise to her mother when she came back.
Residents approached by Punch Metro on Wednesday declined to
speak, but a neighbour, who did not want her name in print because of the
sensitivity of the matter, told our correspondent 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.”
Yemi’s mother’s apartment was locked when our correspondent
checked for comments on the incident.
Our correspondent inquired about the matter from a police
woman at the complaint desk of the police station, but she said she did not
have the details.
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 neighbour’s daughter
case was not reported to us.”

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