A man is said to have beaten his child to death for misplacing his betting ticket.
The man said: “when l was beating him he ran outside and fell from the stair case before hitting his head on the ground.”
Child was only 5years old.
He’s dead now.
A 38 year old man have been arrested for beating his 5-year-old son to death after misplacing his bet ticket.
CB news learnt that the incident happened during the week when the suspect’s son identified as Emmanuel, misplaced his Bet9ja ticket in which he’d won a certain amount of money.
However, Bamidele Olajide who confessed to the crime said: “It wasn’t intentional, I only beat him out of annoyance for throwing away the ticket, it when l was beating him he ran outside and fell from the stair case before hitting his head on the ground.”
The suspect further said that the economy condition in Nigeria pushed him into bet playing since he has the responsibility of family to cater for, adding that the misplaced money has been planned to take care of some expenses at home but on discovery that it has gone missing he went wild.
“I really regret my actions and I wish l never did”, Olajide fumed.
Speaking on the strength of the report, CSP Ayoola Badmus says the suspect will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.