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A boy was seriously injured by his own mother for refusing to eat ‘fufu’ (a cassava meal). The woman, simply identified as Mrs. Celestine, hit her son, Tochukwu, until blood gushed out of his head.
It was gathered that neighbours, who intervened had accused the woman of always venting her frustration on her children.
The incident occurred last week at Ijeshatedo in Surulere, Lagos.
The boy, who confirmed that he and his siblings usually suffered physical abuses from their mother, however, pleaded that she should not be arrested.
It was scooped that there was a night Mrs. Celestine beat up one of her children until he bled from ears.
Some neighbours reported the incident at the police station and Mrs. Celestine was arrested. She was later released after serious cautioned.