A woman has been arrested for setting her only son on fire over theft of mp3 player in Abia State.
The woman identified as Chinyere Odum has been arrested for dousing her 14 years old son, Prince, with kerosene and setting him ablaze in Amuzukwu Ibeku, Abia State.
It was gathered that she took the extreme action because the boy stole a neighbor’s MP3 player. She was said to have tied Prince up before settling him on fire. The boy is currently on admission at the Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia.
Chinyere, who has a history of beating the victim with firewood, was subsequently apprehended and handed over to the police. However, in a twist of events, Prince pleaded that his mom should be freed, as he was at fault for stealing.
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