A 13-year-old boy, identified as Moses Amosu, has escaped from home after being tortured by his mother and landlord and locked up for days, in Asipa, Badagry Local Government Area of Lagos state, News About Nigeria reports.
The distressed teenager disclosed this to newsmen, stating that he was tortured on his mother’s order for insisting on going to meet his father.
The incident took place in November 2023, after his mother claimed that the teenager was disobedient and handed him over to her landlord, Kamoru Fasasi, and others for punishment.
According to Moses, when he insisted on going to meet his father, he had been handed over to his landlord by his mother for discipline.
Recounting his ordeal, he stated that three men, namely, Kamoru Fasasi, Rosko, and Arabanbi had beaten him mercilessly, adding that he had been tied and left hanging from a tree thereafter.
He noted that on the first day of the beating, he had been taken inside, covered with cloth and nylon and stones placed on it to prevent his escape.
“The beating continued the second day as they were pouring dry gin on me. My mother took me to a nurse after a few days, who gave me injections. As my wounded hand began to swell, the nurse then decided to cut it open. My mother then took me home and locked me inside the room until my hand began to decay. I escaped the day my mother forgot to lock the door,” he said.
His mother, Olorunwa Yenukunme, however, stated that the landlord had disciplined him severally before the incident as he was fond of leaving home for days and even ran away from home twice.