15-Year-Old Boy Beaten With Rod, Tied To Protector, Starved For Days After Drinking Step-brother Leftover Tea

A 15-year-old boy has reportedly been beaten up in Obiofia Nnewichi Umuezize in Nnewi North Local Government Area of Anambra State.

The teenager was allegedly beaten with an iron rod for drinking the leftover tea of his half-brother.

According to The Nation, the boy’s father Okwudili Ikediobi also tied the boy’s hands and feet to a protector and left him for days without food after he was told about the incident.

Narrating his ordeal, the boy said, ”The abuse started when we were taken from Ozubulu Community Children’s Home. I was severely punished because I finished the leftover tea of my half-brother which made my stepmother beat me with iron.

“Immediately my father heard what happened, he tied my hands and feet to a nearby protector.

“I was left there for days without food. Even my sister, who usually sneaked in food for me was severely punished by our stepmother.”

He explained that his sister later help him to escape and while he was wandering about people saw the injuries on him and began to ask questions.

The victim was later handed over to the Ministry of Women and Social Welfare.

The Commissioner, Mrs Ify Obinabo who was informed of the development by social workers from Nnewi, directed he be taken to Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital Amaku, Awka for immediate medical medication.

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