A father has allegedly beaten his four-year old son to death, padlocking his mouth to prevent him from shouting while the beating lasted.
The incident occurred on Monday afternoon at 7, Adetola Adelaja Street, Meiran area of Lagos, southwest Nigeria.
P.m News gathered that the man, Mr. Chris Elvis, who claims to sell computer accessories, allegedly locked his son, Godrich in the room, padlocked his mouth and beat him to death with an object that inflicted deep cuts all over his body, claiming that the boy was an Ogbanje (evil child that dies and reincarnates repeatedly).
The man landed in trouble when his landlady, Mrs Popoola who was in the market, that something was happening in her house. She rushed home and discovered that the boy had been beaten to death by his father.
She rushed to Meiran Police Station to report the matter. The police stormed the house around 9 O’clock last night to arrest Elvis who was about to escape.