Shocking News! Nigerian Father Flogs Daughter To Death In Akure

Shocking News! Nigerian Father Flogs Daughter To Death In Akure

When do we start to regulate corporal punishments in Nigeria? A Nigerian father has allegedly flogged his daughter to death.

Some days news coming out of Nigeria hit the hardest. So staggering and heartbreaking that it teeters on the brink of impossibility. One such news surfaced on Twitter on Thursday. This time, a Nigerian father flogs his daughter to death in Akure

@YemieFASH, a social media influencer, revealed the news in a series of tweets on his timeline. With pictures attached, he Tweeted that a father in Akure, Ondo State allegedly beat his own child to death. When the girl was pronounced dead by the doctors on duty, the woman who brought her to the hospital grabbed the child and ran off before any documentation of age and name could be made.

He tweeted, “I was just called that this child was allegedly beaten to death by the father. Unfortunately, the corpse was taken away immediately from state hospital Akure children emergency room, I am going there now to make further enquiries. This is so disheartening.”

“I have reached out to the doctor on duty, he said the woman who brought the child to the hospital grabbed the corpse and ran out of the hospital immediately the child was certified dead. She was not documented before she left. If anyone knows the baby, please call my attention.”

“The @PoliceNG are on the lookout for the child's’ parents, it’s difficult to trace them bcos the mother who brought the child to the hospital was not documented as Doctors on duty were rushing to save the child first. Pls, contact the PPRO (08060159998) if you have any useful info.”

As an update @YemieFASH later tweeted, “I was at the Akure State hospital with @PoliceNG detectives from the State CID Ondo Command, the Head of Paediatrics department confirmed the incident. I will leave the @PoliceNG to do their work. I pray we find the parent of the child.”

Nigerian man in ondo flogs his daughter to death

Nigerians react

Many Nigerian Twitter users were outraged. Some called for the doctors on duty to be jailed, while others can't understand why the hospital allowed the whisk the child away before documentation.


Kate Henshaw @Henshawkate

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What the heck is going on????? Really?? That is a baby!!!!! I can't understand it anymore!!!!?


Worlasi @Wiltalker

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And the woman grabbed the child n run?? She is probably the one who told them it was the father but maybe she did this herself n fearing the consequences she run with body.


Noble [email protected]

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No need to know the baby, the Dr, security and Chief Nurse on duty should be behind bars by now. How can someone grab a dead child and run off? Someone is not telling the entire truth. Someone in the hospital has information and will speak with “some encouragement”


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But the hospital had the time to take pictures? The moment they saw this, they were to make arrest immediately. A lot of Nigerians don’t know citizens have the right to make arrest. This is irresponsible of them. See how I am tearing up here.


Ibezim [email protected]

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How does a woman grab a child and run away in the presence of a doctor, nurses and hospital guards? The doctor was supposed to hold that woman after seeing the condition in which the child was brought in. So many lapses and carelessness because no one pays for it.


Bottom line

The bottom line remains that this monstrosity might recur in the future. This is because many parents prefer to disciplne children by beating them, in Nigeria. Some of these parents don't even believe that a parent can actually abuse their child physically or emotionally. They believe that as a parent you're free to handle your child as you please.

Unfortunately, there's virtually no structure in place to stem this culture of abusive parenting. Hardly any functional child services in place for matters like this. And where they are present they simply lack the constitutional power to make any difference. The outcry is because a child has died this time. But, from the scars on her back, this is not the first time she has been beaten so badly. We need to set up more laws that protect children.

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Written by

Lydia Ume