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Father on the run for attempted murder and assault of children

A middle-aged man simply identified as Emeka Richard is said to be on the run after he allegedly burnt his seven-year-old twin sons with a hot knife and attempted to kill his ten-year-old daughter.

This incident was said  to have taken place on Monday at Agbarho Community in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State.

The victims were rescued from the clutches of their father by the Police in Agbarho Division and the Delta State Secretary of the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights, CDHR, Israel Joe.

The suspect is currently at large while the matter has been scheduled before the Juvenile Welfare Unit of the police in Agbaroh.

In a statement, Israel Joe displayed photographs of the ugly incident as he narrated the matter to our correspondent.

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He said, “I received the call about 10pm yesterday from a Facebook follower and I had given advice that neighbours and passers-by to rescue the children from the man.

“He is simply identified as Emeka Richard from Imo State but got married to the mother of the children who hails from Ughelli North.”

According to Joe, “The frustration started when the children lost their mom October last year and he had since taken a duty to beat up the children almost every now and then according to eyewitnesses.

“Thanks to the DPO Agbaroh who immediately detailed a team of policemen to us to rescue the children.

“We have also contacted the Ministry of Women Affairs Delta State to take over the children as such a father does not deserve having those children anymore.

“You are the parent but the children belong to the society hence their rights must be protected by the provision of law. We are here at Agbaroh in justice and humanity.”

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