A 34-year-old man identified simply as Solomon, has been arrested by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command, for allegedly beating his 11-year-old son, Victor, to death, in a bid to correct him after he allegedly caught the kid having sex with his eight-year-old sister, Daily Sun reports.
The suspect, a resident of Tasha Gwagwa area of Abuja had caught the two kids engaging in the unholy act and in a bid to punish Victor, Solomon reportedly beat the boy, according to the Commissioner of Police in charge of the FCT, Wilson Inalegwu,
Recounting the sad episode in his cell at the State Criminal Investigation Department of the Command, Solomon said he is cursing the devil that led his late son into the grievous error of sleeping with his sister which led to the sad occurrence.
“Victor was my son, an 11-year-old boy. I had been receiving bad reports about him. The height of it was that he started sleeping with his sister, who is eight-years-old. I had been receiving several reports about the ugly incident. Around 4.00 pm, I came back from work and met Victor sleeping with his sister in my bedroom. The stepmother was not at home.” Solomon said
In a bid to punish the boy, he picked up a stick, beat him severely in anger and in the process, the boy began convulsing and then lost consciousness the next day.
He was rushed to the Gwarinpa General Hospital by the neighbours where he died soon after he got to the hospital. Solomon who wasn’t home when the boy lost consciousness, was summoned to the hospital by phone and when he got to the hospital, he was told his son had died from internal bleeding as a result of the severe beating he had given him.
“I wept when the doctor told me that my son had died. I didn’t have the intention to kill my son. I was trying to correct him because of the immoral act he committed. How can I beat my son to death? I couldn’t believe what I saw. I only acted in anger; I never wanted to kill my son,” a distraught Solomon said.
He was detained by the doctor who called in the police from the Gwarinpa police station, and the suspect was arrested.