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Boy severely battered by his mom rescued by Lagos govt.


The Lagos State Government through the Directorate of Citizens’ Rights has rescued a 12-year-old boy in Agege assaulted by his mother.

The incident happened on Sunday at their residence, 64 Moricass Road, Agege.

The incident had gone viral on social media necessitating the intervention by the Lagos State Directorate of Citizens Right (DCR).

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The boy was seen on Facebook, covered with blood all over his body.

According to Director DCR, Mrs Biola Oseni, officials of the ministry during a visit to the home gathered that he was assaulted by his mother.

“The rescue team did not meet the mother but was later sighted at a different location and was apprehended by government officials who took her to police custody for questioning” she added.

The Director informed that the matter was presented at the police station; the woman’s husband was mandated to produce the boy while the woman was at the police station.

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Mrs Oseni said the woman may be charged to court today, March 3.

Meanwhile, the boy has been taken to the Ministry of Youth and Social Development for placement in one of government’s facility and necessary action