A middle-aged man, Emeka Richard, has been apprehended by the Delta State Police Command for assailing his seven-year-old twin sons with a heated knife because they played outside their house.
The incident took place in Agbarho community, Ughelli North Local Government Area of the state around 10 pm on Monday, August 29
The images of the victims released by Comrade Israel Joe revealed the burns on their buttocks.
The incident said the defendant was apprehended for assault bothering on “grievous harm”. This was confirmed by the spokesman of the command, DSP Bright Edafe.
According to Comrade Joe, the mother of the boys died last year October.
“A middle age man yesterday 29th August, 2022 used a very hot knife to burn his two children of 7 years old and also attempted the murder his 10 years old daughter now on the run. The incident happened at Agbaroh area of Delta State,” he wrote.
“I received the call about 10pm yesterday from a Facebook follower and I had given advised that neighbours and passers-by rescue the children from the man. He is simply identified as Emeka Richard from Imo State but got married to the mother of the children who hails from Ughelli North
“The frustration started when the children lost their mom October last year and he had since taken it at duty to beat up the children almost every now and then according to eye witnesses
“Thanks to the DPO Agbaroh who immediately detailed a team of policemen to us to rescue the children. We have also contacted the ministry of women affairs Delta State to take over the children as such a father does not deserve having those children anymore. You are the parent but the children belongs to the society hence their rights must be protected by provision of law.We are here at Agbaroh in justice and humanity.” he added.
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