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Mother batters stepson for drinking brother’s tea



 Mother batters stepson for drinking brother s tea
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A 15-year-old boy has allegedly been battered by his stepmother in Obiofia Nnewichi Umuezize in Nnewi North council of Anambra State.
The boy was reportedly beaten with iron for drinking leftover tea of his half-brother.
The Nation gathered that the boy’s father, Okwudili Ikediobi, also tied his hands and feet to a nearby protector after receiving the report, where he was abandoned for days without food.
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 step mother to 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.”
On how he was rescued by social workers, the boy said, “while I was wandering about after my sister assisted me to escape, some people on sighting the wounds on my hands, started questioning me.”
The case has now been 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 that he be taken to Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital Amaku, Awka for immediate medical medication.
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