Lagos: Man arrested for brutalising son who can’t recite Quran


The Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency (DSVA) has arrested a man who inflicted injuries on his son over inability to recite the Holy Quran.

The spokesperson, Joke Ladenegan-Oginni, announced that the father had been detained at the Meiran Police Division.

The video of the assault went viral on social media after belt whips by the suspect caused excessive bleeding.

Ladenegan-Oginni disclosed that the agency received a report regarding the 11-year-old boy from a concerned citizen.

“The boy has haematuria (blood in urine), two episodes of loss of consciousness, bleeding from the ears and nostrils,’’ she said.

The child is receiving medical attention facilitated by the Lagos State Ministry of Health and the Primary Health Care Board.

Ladenegan-Oginni urged residents to report all cases of abuse, assault and sexual violence against persons to the agency.

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