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Boy, 15 years old, was beaten with a rod, tied to his protector, and starved for days after drinking tea left over from his stepbrother




A 15-year-old boy is said to have been beaten with a rod, tied to a protector, and starved for days after drinking stepbrother’s leftover tea. Obiofia Nnewichi Umuezize is in the Nnewi North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
The teenager is said to have been beaten with an iron rod for drinking his half-brother’s leftover tea.
The boy’s father, Okwudili Ikediobi, was also reported by The Nation to have tied the boy’s hands and feet to a protector and left him without food for days after learning of the incident.
The boy stated, “The abuse started when we were taken from Ozubulu Community Children’s Home,” when recounting his ordeal.I was severely punished because my stepmother beat me with an iron bar because I finished the tea that my half-brother had left over.
“He tied my hands and feet to a nearby protector as soon as he heard what had happened.
I was left there without food for days.Our stepmother harshly punished even my sister, who frequently slipped me food.
He explained that his sister later helped him escape, and as he was wandering around, people began to inquire about his injuries.
The Ministry of Women and Social Welfare was later given custody of the victim.
He was taken to Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital Amaku, Awka, for immediate medical treatment after social workers from Nnewi informed the Commissioner, Mrs. Ify Obinabo.


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