A ten-year-old boy identified as Lukman has been brutalized and set on fire by his father, Yaya Babarinde in Ibadan, Oyo State for allegedly stealing money.
In a video footage gone viral on social media, the boy was seen seriously beaten and thrown into a local stove by his father.
He started by saying, “I’m a shoe cobbler. I came in the evening and my neighbours told me my son stole money.
“When I asked them if they have collected back the money from him, they told me that he only returned half of it and had given the rest to his friends on the street.
“I beat him up, tied his hands and put him in the fire place not knowing there was fire in it. Unfortunately the fire caught his cloth and burnt his body.
“I don’t have money to take him to the hospital.
“It was a mistake. I did not do it intentionally. Please pardon me.”