Women lawyers and those involved in the campaign against gender violence in Bayelsa State have expressed anger and outrage over the beating to death of a two -year- old boy by his Father along the immiringi road in the state capital.
According to report, the accused father simply identified as Vwede, from Delta State, brutally flogged his two year- old son on Sunday and rushed him to a hospital called Answer Clinic along the Ruthmore Hotel road at Immiringi after the boy fainted.
Niger Delta Herald however gathered that he has since absconded after the medical workers on duty confirmed to him that the boy he brought to the clinic had died.
Some of the hospital staff and neighbours to the killer father however contacted the Do Foundation, a non-governmental organisation involved in the campaign against gender violence and protection of the child.
The Head of Legal, Do foundation, Barr. Stanley Churchill Aimiekumo said the Landlord of the residence in which the killer father reside called the foundation to alert them on the development, claiming that the dead two years old boy was constantly being tortured by the father before the latest incident.
It was also gathered that the deceased mother may have abandoned the child with his father and ran away.
The State Coordinator of the Do Foundation, Barr. Comfort Itoru, who confirmed the development to newsmen, said the incident have been reported to the Akenfa Police Station and the killer father had since absconded.
Itoru said the Do Foundation has since reached out to other advocacy groups in the state including the State Gender Response Initiative Team (GRIT) to prevail on the men of the Nigerian Police to investigate and prosecute the man who killed an innocent child,” we have reached to other advocacy groups over the incident. We however called on residents of the state not to keep quiet in the face of noticeable violence against the girl child, under aged and women.”