Yesterday, I saw this photo of a seven-year-old boy, simply identified as Promise. His back had multiple stab wounds and what I heard was that the injuries were inflicted on him by his own mother! But I didn’t know why as details were quite sketchy.
Today, the true story has been revealed. On Sunday, Promise’s mother, Mrs. Blessing Fred, went out with her 2-year-old daughter, living Promise alone at their home in Tunde Olusola Street, Ijaiye-Ojokoro, Lagos.
Promise then crossed over to his neighbour’s house to visit their five-year-old daughter, Yemi (not real name) ─ who was also home alone.
He reportedly told her to remove her clothes and lie down. Then he laid on top of the girl and fiddled with her private parts. Yemi told her mother about it who called Promise to question him.
He denied at first, but later confessed that he did it and had been doing same to his 2-year-old step sister.
The next day, Monday, the neighbour told this to Mrs Fred who first beat Promise with a stick. Then all of a sudden, she smashed a bottle and stabbed him in the back.
Mrs. Fred has been arrested by the police from the Ijaiye-Ojokoro Police Division, while Promise had been admitted to a hospital in the area.