Wednesday, August 12, 2015

SAD! 15-year-old loses eye after flogging by step mother, Esther Modupe

Owodunni Street (inset: The injured eye)
Owodunni Street (inset: The injured eye)
A 15-year-old boy, identified only as Bolu, has become partially blind after his step mother, Esther Modupe, allegedly flogged him in the Onipanu area of Lagos.

According to Punch news, Bolu, who is to sit for the.....
post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination of a university in Lagos State, could not see with his left eye.

It was learnt that the cane inadvertently hit the boy’s left eye during the flogging.

Punch correspondent gathered that Bolu’s mother had separated from her husband, Lekan Williams, about 10 years ago, and her two children were brought up by the husband alone until three years ago when Lekan married a second wife ─ Esther.

It was learnt that Esther, who had yet to bear a child for Lekan, was the one taking care of the children before the flogging issue.

It was gathered that Esther and Lekan were arrested by the Surulere Police Division on Monday, August 10.

Punch correspondent learnt that on Tuesday, June 16, the family, who stayed in a rented apartment on Owodunni Street, had gone to church, leaving the key to the apartment with Bolu.

It was learnt that the teenager, however, arrived late at home to the annoyance of Esther, who consequently flogged the boy in annoyance. The cane was said to have hit the boy in anger.

The boy’s eye reportedly became swollen after which he was said to have been rushed to a private hospital.

It was gathered that the condition of the eye, however, gradually worsened and after a month later, Bolu was said to have gone partially blind.

Culled - Punch

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