In what appeared to be a displaced aggression, an angry dad, Mr. Confidence Amatobi has allegedly assaulted his 2 month old son in Imo state, leading to the amputation of his right hand.
According to Within Nigeria, Mr Amatobi was said to have assaulted little Miracle with a plastic hanger and broke the baby’s arm for disturbing his sleep.
An eye witness who spoke to Within Nigeria explained that “the incident led to the amputation of the fractured arm at the Pediatrics ward of the Federal Medical Centre, FMC Owerri.
“The perpetrator, Mr. Confidence Amatobi, who hails from Amurie in Isu L.G.A used a plastic hanger on the baby, simply because he was crying that the 20-year-old mother left to ease herself. He used wood and elastic bands to tie the baby’s hand when he saw that the hand was broken and swollen,” Mrs Nnaji said.
Explaining further, Mrs Nnaji narrated that “later he locked the mother and baby inside their room to prevent her from talking to neighbours or seeking help. He also took the wife’s phone from her. After two days she found her way out and sought help from her neighbours. Later, Mr. Amatobi was arrested by vigilante group but he escaped. By the time help came, the baby’s hand was already decayed. The only option was to cut off baby Miracle’s right hand from shoulder,”
She went further to state that “the National Human Right Commission (NHRC) and the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), Imo State chapter have called on the Imo State Government and the Nigeria Police Force to immediately arrest and prosecute Mr Confidence Amatobi, for allegedly assaulting his 2-month-old baby, Miracle.”
When contacted on phone, Bala Elkana, the Police Public Relations Officer, Imo state could not pick his call to confirm the incident.
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