Father Beats 14-Month-Old Baby Girl With Cell Phone Charger Wire For Crying While He’s Watching TV

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June 21st, 2013 – Father Beats 14-Month-Old Baby Daughter With Cell Phone Charger Wire For Crying While Watching TV

What would push a man into an action that will inflict severe pain or even endanger the life of his own child?  Which sensible or a normal father will readily take up a whip to flog a child that is only 14 months old? A child that can barely talk? These are some of the questions now begging for answers following the petition of a housewife who brought her husband before the Bauchi Shariah Commission.

Vanguard Metro, VM, gathered that Huwaila Abdulahi, 22, who has been separated from her husband, is asking the Commission to investigate and unravel the mystery behind the strange marks all over the back of her 14 months old daughter. Although the estranged housewife is not seeking for a divorce, she is demanding for justice for her innocent baby as the 14 marks were not there when the father sent one Ibrahim to bring the little girl to spend some time with him.

The man, identified as Ibrahim Haladu, is being accused of carrying out a ritual on his child. He has been invited by the Commission to explain the strange marks on his daughter’s back. But he is insisting  that he only flogged his daughter with the cord of his handset charger because she was disturbing him from watching his favourite satellite television programme. He has also denied that the marks on his daughter’s back were for ritual purposes.

In spite of his statement, many people who saw the strange marks on the child were not convinced of his testimony as they  believed they were carefully incised.

In his account of the incident, Ibrahim said: “I was watching an Arab channel but she would not let me be with her cries. I was enjoying the programme, but her cries kept distracting me. I was provoked so I brought out my charger phone wire and flogged her. My first wife Aisha who heard her cries came out and was shouting at me to stop. She was even angry and rebuked me for beating her like that. I regret my action.

The marks on my daughter’s body is not  for ritual purposes as wrongly insinuated by some people. I can never use my child for ritual. It is unfortunate that my wife had to drag me to the Sharia Commission because she has a grouse against me. We have been having problems with her, but that is between us. Why should I go to the extent of using my child for ritual? I only beat her as a father. I don’t belong to any cult or secret society”.

Some residents of the Tirwun, a suburb of Bauchi, where Ibrahim allegedly carried out the beating  of his baby were left in shock on seeing Sahura with the 14 strange marks on her back. They called for thorough investigation into the case so as to unravel the motive behind his action.

But his estranged wife Huwaila, the mother of the little girl, is still sceptical over her husband’s explanations. She is pleading with the commission to thoroughly investigate the matter. VM learnt that the couple had not been living  together due to some marital problems.

Ibrahim moved to his house in Tirwin with his first wife, Aisha leaving his second wife, Huweila with his parents. Hajiya Huwaila told VM that  her husband occasionally comes to pick Sahura to spend some time with him since they were not living together. According to her: “My husband, his first wife and I lived with his parents at Bakin Kura before he moved with his first wife to Tirwun, leaving me and my daughter Sahura behind.

But he occasionally comes to take the baby to spend some time with him in his new place and bring her back. One day he sent one Ibrahim to come and bring Sahura; this was around one in the afternoon. But when they brought back my daughter, I noticed something unusual about her because she kept crying and I wondered what was wrong with her.

When I checked her body, I saw some strange marks all over her back”. Huwaila said she quickly rushed to the Bauchi State Shari’ah Commission to lodge a complaint after she confronted her husband who claimed he only flogged Sahura because she was disturbing him with her cries.

The permanent Commissioner II of the State Shari’ah Commission, Jibril Hassan, confirmed that Huwaila lodged a complaint prompting the commission to summon the husband. Hassan added  that the commission was investigating the issue and would charge the father of the girl to court at the appropriate time. He also said that if found guilty of the accusations leveled against him, the accused would be charged to court.

[Source: Vanguard Metro News]

21 thoughts on “Father Beats 14-Month-Old Baby Girl With Cell Phone Charger Wire For Crying While He’s Watching TV

  1. to me dat man has a bad mid to her wife about the child the man may b thinking he his not the bological father of the baby but that does not min dat he shld kill the baby to me that man must be chage to court and must be jail for 21year only

  2. even is not ritaulist,why on earth a normal person will beat a 14 month child like this.and the mother still want to marry this devil as a husband never,she will be the next.

  3. Wif my view of diz incident,i fink d father has a dirty minded wif her wyf….dat leadz 2 d crazines of him…4 d purnishment ,i sentence him 50yrs in jail’..4 him 2 realise wat he did..

  4. Dis mata na normal tin wey dey happen some baby can really tourment person bt dat 1 no mean say d man must hv 2 bit d baby dat is inhuman 4 is action somtime i fit pinch baby if she dey cry wey she no wan stop bt not like dis. Dis inhuman.

  5. that’s wickedness 2 d highest oda, cus hes watching teli. why not try &calm d baby down as a father. heartless bi**h, who wants to believe him, he should face d punishment. child abuse.

  6. the man is callous how can he do such a thing to a baby that merely talks, I think justice has to done.

  7. If i were a judge, i will make sure the so-called father spends 14(number of marks on the baby’s body) years in maximum prison with the hardest labour!

  8. wonders shall neva cease 2 end in nigeria, hw can a reasonable father flog his child like dat, 14 months 4 dat matter. torrough investigation shld b carried out cos dis is morethan floging am suspecting dat animal they called her father.

  9. For me, the reason why the man do that he neva said it, if he is not the biologicall father y he use 2 pic d baby 2 spent some time wit him?

  10. The man is heartless to flog a 14mnts old baby in the name of cry nd disturbing him of washing a wicked”sharia Tv”.He has not say d truth.He wnts to use dat bby 4 ritual. Wicked man God Almighty will arrest u nd u will pay one day for ur evil dids.

  11. he has not said d truth a child of that age cos of an Arab progrm.u c why we say muslim people re too wicked.dat is why we ask the question of WHO IS SUPPOSE TO BE A FATHER

  12. Wht a wicked world we are? Smth is btw d father nd dmother cuz dey hv marital problem,investigate d truth 4rm both of dem,justice must prevail.

  13. he is unfit Dad.You cannot punish an innocent child like that you moron.That is child abuse they need to sentence him for 20 dam years fool

  14. Dat man iz an animal nigeria police force need 2 put dat man in prison 4 the rest of iz life,becuz if he can do dat 2 is own flesh nd blood wat about outsiders he wil kill them just becuz of TV

  15. Dis is a complicated isue at large, de man has to check very well b4 any punishment becos his act was inhuman, he was de one dat wt de child to visit him ad he fail 2do the work of de father wen mum wasn’t around. He wasn’t wit his senses at all

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