Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Woman beats foster son to death over N50

One woman simply
identified as Iya Anu,
a mother of four, who
stays at 8, Amosu
Street, Ijegun, Lagos,
has been accused of
allegedly beating her
foster son, Seubow, to
death for stealing
Iya Anu, it was
reported, usually
inflicted injuries on
Seubow, her
husband's nephew
and her children
whenever they erred.
Trouble started when
16-year-old Seubow
misplaced a N1, 000
note given to him for an errand on Saturday,
neighbors said. This had really annoyed Iya
Anu who then starved the teenager
throughout Saturday. However, when
Seubow could no longer bear the hunger, he
sneaked out of the house at night to buy Gala.
When Iya Anu found out about this, she
became furious and accused him of stealing
her N50, giving the teenager the beating of his
According to a neighbour who identified
herself simply as Balikis, she said the accused
must have used a hot object to torture the
boy as his body was full of burns. Balikis said,
"Iya Anu began to beat him on Saturday
night. The beating continued till about 9am
on Sunday when her husband and the other
children had left for church… She battered
him till he gave up the ghost about noon.
When she realised that the boy had lost
consciousness, she cried for help but it was
already late. At a point, she wanted to run
away but she was promptly rounded up."
Another neighbour , Modinatu, said Iya Anu,
had in June battered the boy resulting in her
being invited to the Isheri-Oshun Police
Division for questioning. She said, "Seubow
joined them in December 2011 and this
woman has made life so unbearable for him
just the way she does to her children too. In
June, the boy was battered to the extent that
she was quizzed by the police… Also, she has,
in the name of discipline, used a knife to
injure her first daughter, Anu, on her
shoulders over issues bordering on

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