Category: Gongo Nso | Posted date: 2020-10-14 21:21:39 | Posted by: Mercy-Babs News
Speaking on why he is tied like a goat, the grandfather of the boy, Joseph Aramide, said he is insane
An 8-year-old boy, Michael has been discovered tied naked to a metal rod behind a building in Bioku-Araba area, around Adekola Street, Ibadan.
Speaking on why he is tied like a goat, the grandfather of the boy, Joseph Aramide, said he is insane. According to him “ tying him was the best way to manage him. His mother is my daughter. She got married to one Tunde (Bororo) the father of the child, but the marriage went sour within a few years and they separated.
“his mother is somewhere in the northern area of Nigeria and his father also fails to take custody of him.”
According to the residents, Michael was always on chain noosed on the ankle of his left leg and fastened to an iron rod. But his grandfather said he was less than one year on chain.
Speaking with Omo Edema, one of the residents Olasunkanmi Dauda, disclosed that the little boy had been held on chain for almost four years. According to him, the mother, after breaking up with her husband, ran away from home leaving the victim behind.
“At times, he (Michael) would scream loudly before they would feed him”, Dauda said.