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Man Allegedly Breaks Arm Of His 2-Month-Old Baby For Disturbing His Sleep

By Adeshina Precious

•Imo NAWOJ, NHRC demand arrest following

The Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), Imo State Chapter and National Human Right Commission (NHRC) have called on Imo State Government and the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) to immediately arrest and prosecute Mr Confidence Amatobi, for allegedly breaking his 2-month-old baby’s arm.

Mr Amatobi was said to have assaulted little Miracle’s arm for disturbing his sleep. The incident led to the amputation of the fractured arm.

NAWOJ, NHRC and the aggrieved mother of attacked Miracle, made the call for justice on behalf of the baby in Owerri the Imo State Capital.

Imo State Chairperson of NAWOJ, Dr Dorothy Nnaji who spoke to newsmen in Owerri after visiting the amputated boy at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Owerri, disclosed that the injury inflicted by the 31-year-old father, a native of Amurie in Isu LGA of the state led to the amputation of the little boy’s right hand.

Mrs Nnaji who frowned at the dastardly cruel act of Mr Amatobi expressed shock that a father could assault his innocent child simply because he was crying and disturbing his sleep.

She disclosed that Mr Amatobi was reported to have repeatedly hit the baby with a plastic object to stop him from crying until the right hand broke.

Describing the attack on the little boy as the height of child abuse, the chairperson demanded justice for the baby since he can’t speak for himself.

Similarly, the Imo State Coordinator NHRC, Mrs Ukachi Ukah, while reacting to the incident also condemned the brutality and insisted that justice must be allowed to take its course.

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