Man chains daughter for being absent from school
The Civil Defence Corps in Nasarawa a man who chained and dragged his daughter on the street for being absent from school. It has been cited as child abuse.
The Civil Defence Corps has arrested a man who chained and dragged his daughter for being absent from school. The fellow goes by the name Dahiru Inusa, a father to fifteen children.
Man chains and drags his daughter for being absent from school
Dahiru Inusa, a 56-year-old man, was arrested for allegedly chaining and dragging his 15- year-old daughter on the street in Lafia. The arrest was by the Nasarawa State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps. On Friday, the NSCDC paraded the suspect at their headquarters.
The corps Commandant, Mr Muhammad Mahmoud-Fari, said the suspect claimed the daughter had become wayward and refused to go to school, adding that his action was to correct her. Thereafter, the NSCDC boss expressed sadness over the high rate of child abuse across the local government and local council areas of the state. He called for an all-round effort from all stakeholders to stop this growing problem.
“This is a case of a father chaining and dragging his biological daughter on the street in the name of instilling discipline in her. We all must join hands to fight this menace in our society,” he said. “Just yesterday (Thursday), we had the case of a 75- year-old man who defiled a three-year-old child.”
However, the father of 15 children begged the government to forgive him. He explained that he loved his daughter so much and wanted the best for her. Also, he was only trying to make her take him to her friends who were influencing her negatively. As a result, he made the mistake of putting her in chains.
"I was only trying to make her take me to her friends and not to harm her. I am begging my daughter and the government to forgive me.”
Unfortunately, some parents are unable to draw the line between discipline and child abuse, and the children are left more scarred and worse off than before.