by Chinwe Okafor
Blessing Goodluck, the mother, who on Thursday tortured her nine-year-old son, Kingsley, and dumped him at a filling station on Ijaiye Road in the Agbado area of Lagos, has been apprehended by the police.
Apparently, the police trailed the 23-year-old mother to Ojuelegba, where the son claimed they lived, without success. She was eventually traced to a residence on Sule Babalola Street, Agbado
According to reports by Punch Newspaper, the primary two pupil was taken to a general hospital for treatment.
The mother, who admitted her action was wrong, said she was frustrated, describing her son as being troublesome.
She said, “I have realised that I over-reacted. Kingsley is very stubborn and troublesome. He won’t sit at home. He will be jumping from one house to another. I was frustrated. I promise it will never happen again. I have learnt my lesson.”
Blessing wept all night in police custody. A police source said Kingsley had also been counselled to turn a new leaf.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Kenneth Nwosu, said Blessing was still under interrogation and would be charged to court afterwards.
He said, “This is a case of child abuse. The 23-year-old mother was arrested on Sule Babalola Street, Agbado. The boy was abandoned in a bad condition. He was treated at the Lagos State General Hospital, Ile Epo. The mother is under interrogation.”