Man arrested for allegedly torturing his stepson with hot knife over N20 theft


The Edo State Police Command has arrested an Akwa Ibom man for allegedly assaulting his young step son for “stealing 20 naira”.

According to a neighbour, who spoke to activist and coordinator of human rights group, Talakwa Parliament, the suspect allegedly tortured the young boy, burned his body with a hot knife over claims that he stole N20 to buy groundnut and sugar to drink Garri.

It was gathered that the incident happened at Erediuwa Quarter off Sapele Road in Benin City, Edo state on Saturday, May 16th, and the suspect has now been arrested.


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