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 in 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-aged father attempted to murder his 10 year-old daughter who is currently on the run yesterday, August 29, 2022, and burned his two children who are 7 years old with a very hot knife. The event took place in Delta State’s Agbaroh neighborhood, he stated.
“I got the call about ten o’clock last night from a Facebook follower, and I had already suggested that neighbors and bystanders save the kids from the man. He goes by the name Emeka Richard and is from Imo State; nonetheless, he married the child’s mother, who is from Ughelli North.
According to witnesses, the father became enraged when the kids lost their mother in October of last year and felt it was his responsibility to beat them up virtually on a regular basis.
“We are grateful to DPO Agbaroh for dispatching a squad of officers to us right away to rescue the kids. The ministry of women affairs in Delta State has also been approached to seek custody of the kids because their father no longer deserves to be their father. Despite the fact that you are their parent and they are members of society, their rights must be protected by the law. He continued, “Justice and humanity are why we are in Agbaroh.