Graphic Photo: Father Burns Son To Death For Stealing

A father tied his son and set him ablaze in Kwara state. Sola Akangbe,22, died in the early hours of Saturday. The deceased who suffered severe burns was said to be a wheelbarrow pusher,.He was rushed to Ajisafe Hospital, Omu-Aran, where the doctors at the hospital battled to save his life.
According to NAN , the deceased was accused of stealing an undisclosed amount of money from some roadside beggars on Friday and was apprehended and handed over to his father.The father, a commercial driver, allegedly drove him to a nearby bush on Omu-Aran-Isanlu-Isin road, tied his hands and legs before setting him ablaze.Sola, who was still alive when he was rescued, told his rescuers that his father was responsible for the act.

The mother of the deceased,a trader Rachael, was seen crying in the hospital .Though she acknowledged that Sola was troublesome,she however, expressed shock at the father’s action. She revealed she just put to birth and had divorced Kehinde,the father of her dead son  about seven years ago.

Mr Ajayi Okasanmi, the Police Public Relation Officer in the state, confirmed the incident, saying that the suspect was already in police custody and that investigation was ongoing.

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