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Thursday, 1 July 2021

Nine-year-old jumps off three storey building to stop beating by aunt

By Our Correspondent

A nine-year-old boy has been rushed to the Island Maternity General Hospital for urgent medical attention after he jumped off a three storey building at the Isale-Eko, Lagos Island area of Lagos State to stop his aunt from beating him.

It was gathered that members of the Advocates for Children and Vulnerable Persons Network are already on the case.

According to the person that drew the attention of ACVPN to the matter, the aunt of the boy pounced on him for over four hours and wouldn’t relent from continuously beating him, even as neighbours pleaded with her to let him be.

The child, crying and screaming, threatened to jump off the balcony if his aunt didn’t let go, but the lady allegedly continued spanking him.
 
And before one could Jack Robison, the child jumped.
 
Eyewitnesses claimed that the child presently needs urgent chest surgery.

The child was said to have landed on his chest.

The incident happened on Tuesday.

When the incident happened, the aunt disappeared, leaving neighbours to rush the child to the hospital.

Policemen at the Family Support Unit of Adeniji Adele Police Station have launched an investigation into the incident.

Two policemen have gone to arrest the boy’s mom and had started quizzing her.

Ebenezer Omejalile, Co-founder, ACVPN, said: “I have spoken with the survivor at Adeniji Adele Police Station.

“He said it was her mother’s elder sister that was beating him before he jumped from the third floor of the building.

“I was at a programme when I was informed about the case by the Head of FSU Adeniji Adele Police Station.

“I quickly went to the station with the boy.”