A 12-year-old boy has been rescued by the Lagos State Government through the Directorate of Citizens’ Rights after being assaulted by his mother in Agege.
WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the incident happened on Sunday at their residence, 64 Moricass Road, Agege.
The Lagos State Directorate of Citizens Right (DCR) intervened after the incident had gone viral on Facebook.
The boy was seen on Facebook, covered with blood all over his body.
According to the Director DCR, Mrs. Biola Oseni, officials of the ministry during a visit to the home gathered that he was assaulted by his mother.
“The rescue team did not meet the mother but was later sighted at a different location and was apprehended by government officials who took her to police custody for questioning” she added.
The Director informed that the matter was presented at the police station; the woman’s husband was mandated to produce the boy while the woman was at the police station.
Mrs. Oseni said the woman may be charged to court today, March 3.
Meanwhile the boy has been taken to the Ministry of Youth and Social Development for placement in one of government’s facility and necessary action.
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