20-year-old mother

The mother of the two-month-old baby whose arm was amputated after being brutalized by his father in Imo state, Favour Chikwe, 20, has narrated her ordeal in the hands of her child’s father, Mr. Confidence Amatobi.

Amatobi made the news recently for assaulting his eight-week-old son, Miracle, with a plastic hanger for disturbing his sleep, breaking his hand in the process.

The culprit, who hails from Amurie in Isu LGA of Imo State, was arrested by a vigilante but managed to escape and is still in hiding. He has since been declared wanted by law enforcement agencies.

20-year-old mother

Speaking in an interview with BBC News Pidgin, Favour, a 20-year-old native of Idemili Community in Anambra State, said she has known the father of her child for four years.

She said they were both living together before she went to stay with her aunt in Anambra state where she gave birth to their child.

Following the delivery of the baby, Amatobi came to visit her in Anambra state and took her and their baby back to Imo state.

20-year-old mother

On the ill-fated day of the incident, Favour said she left Miracle with his father and went to use the convenience when she suddenly started hearing him cry uncontrollably.

She ran back to the room to see why he was crying and discovered that his right hand was swollen and bone broken from the beating he received from his father.

When she confronted Amatobi, he said he beat the two-month-old child because he was disturbing his sleep with his loud cry.

“Upon noticing that he has broken the baby’s hand, he used sticks and rubber bands to bind the broken bones together.

“When l confronted him about what he did, he locked us in the room, to prevent me from telling people about his wicked deed or seek for help. He also collected my phone from me, so that I will not call the neighbours,” she stated.

She said she managed to take the baby to different hospitals in the community but they rejected him, before she took him to the Federal Medical Centre in Owerri where his arm was amputated.

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  1. E wa gbaami o why looking 4 trouble can you people allow Christians into your premises? Hahahaah I believe the bank and the jamb office there was purposely becos of the worshippers and especially member. Ara to ba wu olowo lo n fowo e da. I believe there are mosques very close to that area, then open your own bank and other organisations that you know will be useful 4 you people and stop looking 4 trouble up and down.
    Remember Ebeniza Obey’s( maa gave keke e lo mi o ba e sere mo) ko no cause for trouble now

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