A four-year-old girl has reportedly been whipped to death by her mother in Akure, the Ondo state capital.
The yet to be identified mother was said to have rushed the girl to the State University Teaching Hospital, Akure Annex where she was confirmed dead on arrival.
vanguard reliably gathered that the mother used horsewhip on the daughter leaving several marks on her body after reportedly committing a yet to be ascertained offence.
Speaking with newsmen some hospital workers said that the woman escaped with the child’ corpse which was brought to the Children’s Outpatients Department (COPD) of the hospital.
Workers in the hospital said that the mother of the deceased girl after she was questioned about the horsewhip marks on the deceased fled with the corpse. “She became agitated when she was questioned and some people started taking pictures of the girl with several horsewhip marks on her backside. “After she suspected that the hospital management may invite the police, she grabbed the corpse of the girl after she was confirmed dead by the doctors and fled the hospital. All efforts to stop her proved abortive.