Paul, a young boy, who is also an orphan, is currently in hospital, fighting for dear life after his uncle drove a 3-inch nail into his head for allegedly
family in a room apartment at 6, Anjolarin Street, Odogunyan, Ikorodu,
after his parents died about two years ago.
Over the weekend, he was accused by his uncle, Mr. Paul, of stealing the
money he kept in the room; an accusation which Friday
denied. This infuriated the uncle who then took the boy inside the
house and tortured him. Afterwards, he drove a nail into the boy’s head
and he cried out in pain, attracting neighbours who then rushed to the
When Mr. Paul saw what he had done, he fled the scene,
leaving the boy to sympathetic neighbours who then rushed him to the
hospital. Another group of neighbours caught up with the uncle and
handed him over to the Police at Sagamu Road Division. The injured boy
was rejected at the Ikorodu General Hospital where he was first taken to
due to lack of funds, Vanguard reports. He was later taken to The
Saviour the Rock Hospital where doctors are battling to save his life.
According to reports, Friday was seen on Sunday
afternoon, writhing in pain after the nail was successfully removed
from his head. A neighbour told the paper that Mr. Paul was in the habit
of maltreating Friday. The victim, who dropped out of primary school after his parents’ death, urgently requires about N100,000 for a surgery.