There are stories that if you read in a work of fiction, you would accuse the author of going too far with his fiction. This is a true story and was carried by the Punch Newspaper today. It is sad and has made us angry and heartbroken at NH Hq. It’s sad that children have to bear the brunt of violence most times…and to think that this was at the hands of a father…too sad. Read the story below.
A police corporal, Lucky Ikharia attached to the Makinde Police Division, Oshodi, Lagos , on October 30, allegedly used his bus to crush the legs of his wife, Dupe four days after a quarrel with her over N2, 000. Having left her for dead he went home and allegedly stabbed his baby, David, to death, ripping out the toddler’s intestines.
According to the wife,
“This incident started on Sunday, October 26. Lucky had initially kept N15, 000 with me, then, on Sunday, he collected N5, 000 to repair the bus. Later I gave him the rest, only to realize it was N8, 000. So, he began to question where I kept the remaining N2000. But I knew that it was his nature to stir up trouble because he had a habit of keeping money with me and going again to take it.
“So, we began to fight, and he asked me to leave the house. He did not allow me to take the child with me that day. I was sleeping in friends’ places until Thursday when I decided to go back home. I did not find my baby, and when I asked him, he threatened that if he met me in the house by evening, he would kill me, kill the baby and himself.”
She also said,
“The commercial bus was his bus. He was the only man inside. He hit me and I fell. Then he reversed and came over my legs again. I lost consciousness. That was the last thing I knew.”
And these are the people who are supposed to protect us while we sleep. God have mercy!
For more on this story, visit Punch Newspaper online