A nine-year old boy has died after his father flogged him non-stop over an incident.
Father beats son to death in Niger
A man identified as Ibrahim Mohammed, a resident of Maikunkele in the Bosso Local Government Area of Niger State, has been arrested by the police for allegedly beating his nine-year-old son to death.
Reports state that the suspect had been arrested by policemen from the Paiko Division after a filed report by one Abubakar Adamu of Yidna village in Paiko.
The deceased who was rearing cattle for his father had been beaten to death for mischief. The father had flogged him with a cane continuously until he died.
It was learnt that the suspect flogged his son with a cane until he died from the continuous beating.
In an interview with our correspondent, Mohammed who was full of regrets over the incident, said he had no intention of killing his son, adding that he was only trying to correct him when tragedy struck.
“My son had not been honest with me on issues; I got angry with him and lost my temper when I was beating him. Unfortunately, he died. I am really sorry for what I did,” he stated.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Muhammad Abubakar, who confirmed the incident, said the suspect had been charged