allegedly beat his 10-year-old son, Wariz, to death, has said he beat
his son on Tuesday, October 11, because he stole mobile phones at a
kill his son, explained that the boy brought him shame by stealing the
mobile phones at a party, as well as money belonging to his stepmother.
“Wariz stole a phone at a party. When the news reached me, I was very
bitter and at the same time ashamed that a child I gave birth to could
disgrace me publicly by stealing other people’s things. “That was not
the first time he had stolen. He usually stole money belonging to his
step-mother, despite the fact that we did not starve him of food. When I
called him to ask where he kept the stolen phone, he could not give any
reason for stealing or revealed where the phone was. “Out of annoyance,
I descended on him without knowing it would lead to his death.”
he usually stole N50 from his step-mother’s handbag because he needed it
to buy gari and groundnut, as he was always denied food.
money Wariz stole was N200 or more, resulting in constant beating,
without getting a chance to tell his side of the story.
“We have warned Alfa (suspect) several times to desist from beating his
son, but he would not listen. He accused him of always stealing his
wife’s money. “At a point, I invited the boy to find out why he was
always stealing. But he told me that he usually took the money to buy
food any time he was hungry. “He also revealed that most times, he went
to school on empty stomach and by the time he would return home, there
would be no food.
“He said he would be tempted to steal N50 from his step mother’s hand
bag, which he used to buy gari and groundnut. He also claimed that at
times, he would end up going to bed without food. “He also claimed that
his step-mother usually lied against him by claiming that the amount
stolen was N200 or above and that his father would not give him any
chance to explain his side of the story.
“When the battering became too much, we contacted his mother who lives
in Lagos State, to come for her son. She kept promising to do so until