Ronke Olayinka, 40, a petty trader and mother of 3 kids, excluding Abdullahi, recently used a Razor blade to cut the hands of Abdullahi at Pipeline Street, Oke-Odo, Lagos State. The 10-year-old primary 2 pupil said: “She inflicted blade cuts on my hands because I went to a party
opposite our house to eat. There was no food at home.
I was hungry, so I assisted the people holding the party to carry chairs. I knew that if I assisted them, they would give me food. They gave me food. My sister went to report to my mummy. My mummy called me and started cutting my hands with a blade. She poured pepper into the wounds. She then gave me a hot pot of beans to carry to the kitchen with the bloodied hands.
One of our neighbors, a woman, saw me and took the pot from me. She went and told everyone in the compound. People saw my hands and started crying.” On her part, Ronke, who is being detained at Oke-Odo Police Station, said: “I’m a struggling widow. I’m a trader. I leave home in the morning and come back at night. Whenever I return, neighbors usually complain about Abdullahi; how he usually goes to different places to eat. .
Sometimes, he would go with his friends to a place called Agbele-Kale to swim. He’s just stubborn and doesn’t listen! He’s my brother’s son. I’ve been taking care of since he was a baby. He was behaving like someone who doesn’t have parents or like someone who has no home training. .
When I returned on Saturday, neighbors said I should warn him. On Sunday, he went out again. Food was ready, but he was nowhere to be seen. I was angry. I used the blade on his two hands. I never knew it would be that bad.
I couldn’t use cane because anytime I want to beat him, he would run away, forcing me to chase him. Yes, I poured pepper on the wounds. I only wanted to make him to be a good boy. But what happened that day was the work of the devil. ”…… if u see d devil u can ask even him to confirm my claims, she added…..