A 15 year old boy, Abdulgafar Ajenifuja Gafar cried to the press over his mother’s constant brutalisation of him and his siblings.
Gafar, who is an SS1 student of Homat School, Ikorodu told reporters that his mother, Mojisola Jaqueen Ajenifuja always maltreated him and his younger ones, and she never treated them like she was their biological mother. He also showed them both old and fresh scars from the constant beatings she dished out on them
He alleged that Moji, in their residence at Benson Road, in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State used her high heeled shoe to give him a deep cut on his head on Friday, 17th June 2016, because she ordered him to wash plates but he told her to give him more time to study for the practical he will be having the next day.
”I managed to escape after the cut, I ran down stairs to call on the neighbors for help and told them to take me to my big daddy’s house were I was treated fast because his house is very close to my father’s family house that I’m living in with my mother and younger ones”, he said.
An unnamed family member expressed his anger saying
“Moji is a threat to the family and the children, even neighbours too. She fights with everybody. We the family have told her to leave severally because of her cruel behavior towards the children and everyone”
He also said that before the incident, some neighbours had reported her maltreatment of the children to Ikorodu Ojogbe welfare. The agency monitored her for weeks and after confirming that she indeed was a a bad mother, they were taken from her, but she somehow regained custody of the children.
Another neighbour confirmed the above.
“Iya Gafar is a mad woman. She is a disgrace to motherhood. The society should not allow this type of a woman to be responsible with a child. A who can fight the whole members of her husband family and force them to leave their father’s house is capable of doing anything to the children and force them out of their fathers house too.”
Gafar is pleading to the press, saying
”Please take me away from my mother before she kill me. I was very brilliant before now and I was a happy with my father’s family members around me but now they are far away because of my mother”.