Gloria Ogbu

A man identified as Mr Confidence Amatobi, has allegedly assaulted his 2-month-old baby, Miracle with a plastic hanger and broke the baby’s arm for disturbing his sleep.

According to report, the incident led to the amputation of the fractured arm at the Pediatrics ward of the Federal Medical Centre, FMC Owerri.

Following the amputation of the baby’s hand, the National Human Right Commission (NHRC) and the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), Imo State chapter has called on the Imo State Government and the Nigeria Police Force to immediately arrest and prosecute the father of Miracle.

Imo State Chairperson of NAWOJ, Dr Dorothy Nnaji disclosed to Newsmen after visiting the amputated boy at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Owerri, that the injury inflicted by the 31-year-old father, led to the amputation of the little boy’s right hand.

In her words: “The perpetrator, Mr. Confidence Amatobi, who hails from Amurie in Isu L.G.A used a plastic hanger on the baby, simply because he was crying that the 20-year-old mother left to ease herself. He used wood and elastic bands to tie the baby’s hand when he saw that hand was broken and swollen.”

“He locked the mother and baby to prevent her from talking to neighbours or seeking help. He also took her phone from her. After two days she found her way out and sought help from her neighbours. The guy was arrested by a vigilante but he escaped. By the time help came, the baby’s hand was already decayed. The only option was to cut off baby Miracle’s right hand from shoulder,” She added.

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