The police have arrested one Blessing Goodluck, the woman who reportedly tortured and abandoned her 9-year-old son identified as Kingsley on Thursday at a filling station on Ijaiye Road, Agbado area of Lagos.
It will be recalled that, Blessing had last week Thursday sverelly flogged the 9-year-old child, leaving him with body scars because he greeted a neighbour whom she had misunderstanding with.
Blessing who resides in Ojuelegba, after severe punishment, took the boy to Ijaye road in Agbado area of the State where she abandoned him at a filling station.
The police were said to have traced her to Ojuelegba, where the son claimed they lived, without success but she was eventually trailed to an apartment in Sule Babalola Street, Agbado area of the State.
The mother who admitted to have committed a heinous crime, said she was frustrated, adding that the child was troublesome and stubborn.
Her words “I have realized that I over-reacted. Kingsley is very stubborn and troublesome. He won’t sit at home. He will be jumping from one house to another. I was frustrated. I promise it will never happen again. I have learnt my lesson.”
Nwosu said, “This is a case of child abuse. The 23-year-old mother was arrested on Sule Babalola Street, Agbado. The boy was abandoned in a bad condition. He was treated at the Lagos State General Hospital, Ile Epo. The mother is under interrogation.”