Lagos police authorities have arrested a man for allegedly beating his son to death with a belt for stealing N1,200.
The man, Benson, received reports from residents in the area that his son, Bright, had stolen the money from them. Benson was enraged when he found the stolen N1,200 in his son’s pocket and proceeded to beat his son brutally, Punch reports.
Bright had reportedly been ill before the beating, and so a combination of the illness and the severe beating led to his death.
“My father was very angry on discovering the money in Bright’s pocket. He returned the money to the owners, and after they left, tied Bright’s hands with a rope. He then began to beat him with the iron end of his belt,” said Benson’s second son, Samuel.
Bright’s body has been deposited at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital Ikeja mortuary for autopsy.
The case is now being probed by the State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba.
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