What exactly is this our world turning into?
This shocking incident happened at Ogun state on February 3rd 2019.
The police have arrested 47-year old housewife, Joy Egeonu, for allegedly beating the 11-year nephew of her husband to death on allegation that the deceased stole her N6,500.
The arrest was made immediately after deceased’s mother, Ijeoma Egeonu reported the case to the Policemen at Agbado Divisional headquarters.
In her report, she said that her son who was living with her elder brother and his wife at Opeilu in Agbado was beaten to death by Joy over an allegation that the boy stole the sum of N6,500 belonging to her. Egeonu added that the suspect later took the corpse of the boy to Ifo where she hurriedly buried him.
The name of the deceased is Chibuike Egeonu.
In her confession,Joy explained that the boy died while she was taking him to the hospital.
She also revealed that it was later discovered that the missing money was taken by her husband and not the deceased as she suspected.
The Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to homicide section of the State Criminal investigation and intelligence Department for further investigation.
He equally ordered the arrest of the suspect’s husband for his role in burying the boy.
The neighborhood is still in shock as to how such a senseless loss of life and worse, that of a child could have been avoided if the suspect was patient, wise and kind.
Corporal punishment is still allowed in Africa and some other parts of the world but is a serious criminal offence in the US and many other western countries.