injuries on his children and wife. The Pastor who is pursuing his
Masters degree in a theological seminary in Jos, Plateau State,
assaulted his kids for not reciting what they were taught in school, and
also extended same treatment to their mum who came to their rescue.
she has been subjected to assaults since they got married, and for the
past 3 years, he beats their kids aged eight and six at the slightest
she threatened to pack out of their matrimonial home, with friends and
family members intervening.
several lacerations on the body of his kids, and then reported to
National Security and Civil Defense Corp at Jos South Local Government
secretariat, who apprehended him for interrogation.
though he has been beating them but the last one was so terrible that I
had to struggle with him to rescue the children. But I got the beating
of my life in the process. The beating has become so rampant that the
people in the neighbourhood no longer intervene,” she said.
husband carried out this evil act, he always came back, pleading and
telling me to pray for him because he did not know what came upon him.
We have fasted and prayed together over this issue”.
way for the past three years. I always regretted my action. By nature I
am temperamental, and I need deliverance.”
Government, where he was taken to, that he flogged them when they could
not recollect what they were taught in school. However, he pleaded for
mercy, promising to love his children.
Comrade Jonathan Pwakim, said the council will henceforth collaborate
with Child Protection Agency and State Ministry of Women Affairs to
enlighten parents on the danger of child abuse.
enforcement agencies for prosecution to serve as a deterrent to others.