Man arrested for burning his 7-year-old twin sons’ buttocks with a hot knife in Delta

Emeka Richard, a middle-aged father, was detained by the Delta State Police Command for using a hot knife to attack his twin boys who were seven years old because they were playing outside their apartment.

Around 10 p.m. on August 29th, the incident took place in the Agbarho community of the Ughelli North Local Government Area of the state.

Comrade Israel Joe, a rights activist, shared pictures of the victims, which revealed that they had burns on their buttocks.

The event was confirmed by the command’s spokesperson, DSP Bright Edafe, who also stated that the suspect was detained for assault causing “grievous injuries.”

The boys’ mother passed away in October of last year, according to Comrade Joe.

“A middle age man yesterday 29th August, 2022 used a very hot knife to burn his two children of 7 years old and also attempted the murder his 10 years old daughter now on the run. The incident happened at Agbaroh area of Delta State,” he wrote. 

“I received the call about 10pm yesterday from a Facebook follower and I had given advised that neighbours and passers-by rescue the children from the man. He is simply identified as Emeka Richard from Imo State but got married to the mother of the children who hails from Ughelli North

“The frustration started when the children lost their mom October last year and he had since taken it at duty to beat up the children almost every now and then according to eye witnesses

“Thanks to the DPO Agbaroh who immediately detailed a team of policemen to us to rescue the children. We have also contacted the ministry of women affairs Delta State to take over the children as such a father does not deserve having those children anymore. You are the parent but the children belongs to the society hence their rights must be protected by provision of law.We are here at Agbaroh in justice and humanity.” he added. 

Man arrested for burning his 7-year-old twin sons
Man arrested for burning his 7-year-old twin sons
Man arrested for burning his 7-year-old twin sons

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