Amputated 2 Months Old Baby Dies From Injury Inflicted By Father
A recent news of a father of a two-month-old baby, Mr Confidence Amatobi, who reportedly broke the baby’s arm for “disturbing his sleep.”, leading to the amputation of the baby's right hand. The baby, it was learnt has given up the ghost.
Mr Confidence Amatobi who hails from Imo State inflicted injury, resulting to fracture on his two-month-old baby's right hand.
Unfortunately, the baby died a few days after his amputation.
Kanu Garba, tweeted on Friday evening saying, “The two-month-old baby who was beaten by his father for disturbing his sleep died today.
“Before his death, the hand injured had to be amputated. The father can now sleep peacefully.” However, the suspect is still at large as there is no report of his arrest yet.
A native of Amurie in Isu LGA of Imo state, Mr Confidence Amatobi, killed the innocent baby by violently fracturing his right hand.
The assault on the little baby which led to the amputation of the fractured arm, attracted condemnation and outrage with the Imo State Chapter of the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), and the National Human Right Commission (NHRC) calling on the Imo State Government and the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) to immediately arrest and prosecute the suspect.
The Imo State Chairperson of NAWOJ, Dr Dorothy Nnaji, had said that injury inflicted on the baby by the 31-year-old father led to the amputation of the little boy’s right hand at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Owerri.
Expressing shock over the incident, Mrs Nnaji, described it as dastardly cruel that a father could assault his innocent child simply because he was crying and disturbing his sleep.
She disclosed that Amatobi was reported to have repeatedly hit the baby with a plastic object to stop him from crying until the right hand broke.
Describing the attack on the little boy as the height of child abuse, the chairperson demanded justice for the baby since he could not speak for himself.
The Imo State Coordinator NHRC, Mrs Ukachi Ukah, on her part condemned the brutality and insisted that justice must be allowed to take its course.
Narrating her ordeal, the mother of Miracle, Mrs Favour Chikwe who hails from Idemili Community, Anambra State disclosed that she had left Miracle with his father on Friday, October 7, 2022, to use the convenience, when the incident happened.
Favour recalled that she overheard her baby crying uncontrollably and had to rush back to know the cause of her cry only for her to discover that his right hand was swollen and bone broken from the beating he received from his father.
Amatobi, it was learnt, confessed that the baby was disturbing him with his cry while he was sleeping and he had to try to stop him by battering him.