Father, how can you be so cruel to this little one :(

How cruel can a father get?!

A 12-year-old girl, Kafayat was
recently battered by her father in Lagos.
She was found in critical condition
at Oyingbo market, Ebute- Metta, following beatings she allegedly received from
her father.

A close family source said told Vanguard “The victim, a
Junior Secondary School, JSS, 1 student with the Canal Secondary School, Orile,
Lagos State, would have died from the wound she sustained after her father
flogged her with barbed wire, but for the intervention of vigilante members,
who found her writhing in pains in the dead of the night.”

Surprisingly, the girl says this is
not the first time her dad is battering her that way.
He is so cruel that he beats up her
mum too and once broke her knee.
“This is not the first time my
father will beat my mother and I. I have lost count of his endless beatings. On
one occasion, I begged my mother to relocate four of us, her children, to
Ilorin so we can stay away from our father due to his constant beating.

“On July 7, I ran away from home after receiving severe beating from my father.
My offence was that I tried to stop him from beating my mother.

“My father accused my mother of using his hard-earned money to play lotto game
and he descended on her with anything he could lay his hands on. My father
alleged that my mother loves patronizing lotto game and he beat her up
mercilessly and broke her knees.

“Despite my mother’s cry for help, none of our neighbors came to her rescue
because they are afraid of my father. When I could not bear the beating
anymore, I begged my father to stop. He became furious and pounced on me, using
a barbed wire to flog me.

Despite being maltreated by this man,
Kafayat mum’s always hoped the man in question will change but he didn’t and he

“I am the first child. My mother said my father will change, but he gets worse
by the day. My mother is currently on admission at the Charity Hospital, Orile,
following the beating my father gave her.

“I could not stand his beating anymore and I ran away from home to meet one of
my mother’s friends at Oyingbo market, but I did not meet her when I got there.

“I was in great pains and I decided to sleep in the market because I do not
want to go back to my father’s house. It was while I was sleeping at the market
that some vigilante men came and rescued me. I told them my plight and they
took me to the hospital.”

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