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Man Who Chained his Little Son in the Bush & Left Him to Die Caught



I hate to bring such sad news to you on a day when Nigeria should be celebrating. But this is the reality we are faced with.

We’ve heard several stories of parents punishing their children in extreme ways to hurt their partners. For instance, a man putting his own child through extreme pain and torture to hurt the child’s mother because they are having a fight or seperation and vice versa.

The unwarranted brutality in this story has that sort of vengeful tone and if that was the case, then it is really sad.

A little boy was reportedly found inside a bush on Saturday (September 29th) morning by the community security service during the sanitation exercise in Okpuno Awka, Anambra state.

Information Nigeria reports that he was crying and had his legs bound in chains and locked with a padlock.

It was revealed that his father known as Alhaji by his fellow commercial motorcycle (Okada) riders is the one chained his two legs and left him in that bush for three days without food or water.

The man had told his neighbors that his son has been missing for three days and both him and neighbors were searching for him together without them knowing that he knew where his son was. However, luck ran out on him when the security men from the community discovered the boy crying in the bush.

The little boy happens to be the only child from his former wife who is no longer living with him.

It is a miracle how the little boy survived three days in a bush without food and water, with his legs tied in chains. He doesn’t look like he is more than 3 or 4 years old! If you look closely at the picture below, you would still see the chain on the boys legs.

I have no words to describe this extreme level of wickedness. I’m just thankful the boy survived.

Photo Credit: Information Nigeria

Adeola Adeyemo is a graduate of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from University of Lagos. However, her passion is writing and she worked as a reporter with NEXT Newspaper. She believes that anything can be written about; anything can be a story depending on the angle it is seen from and the writer's imagination. When she is not writing news or feature articles, she slips into her fantasies and creates interesting fiction pieces. She blogs at


  1. Nikki

    October 1, 2012 at 8:51 am

    Jesus” some people are really EVIL” your own child”or any child for that MATTER”

  2. Darkhorse

    October 1, 2012 at 8:52 am

    Our creator loves children. Its by His grace he survived, its for a purpose and it is going to be achieved. His father? The ‘alleged’ perpetrator, we leave him for God, the law of the land and his conscience!

  3. kelly

    October 1, 2012 at 9:15 am

    God forgive this heartless man

  4. Karina

    October 1, 2012 at 9:16 am

    Awesome God I give u praise thank u for sparing the life of this innocent toddler. I hope dat monster is properly dealt with


    October 1, 2012 at 9:26 am

    I suggest that the bastard should be imprisoned for life,because he is a heartless man, if he could do that to his own flesh and blood……

  6. Maame

    October 1, 2012 at 9:45 am

    this is indeed a miracle. praise God for sparing the poor boy’s life

  7. oma

    October 1, 2012 at 9:53 am

    I keep on wondering why God gives children to some people who don’t deserve it, when so many are praying and spending millions on IVF just to have at least one!!

  8. Austin Uche

    October 1, 2012 at 10:06 am

    well i dnt see dis news as a sad one, rather, i see it as a big miracle to have happened on d ist of today, it is a very huge miracle dah d boi survived.. I call it d ‘miracle of independence day’… Wat dis signifies is dat, no matter wat d haters of Nigeria do to it, Naija will survive…. Finally finally, God has d final say ! ! !

  9. @ajiriavae

    October 1, 2012 at 10:29 am

    I am sure the guy was on some kind of mind altering substance. Like real drugs, not ‘igbo’ but heroinne or some kind of pill.

  10. amy

    October 1, 2012 at 10:29 am

    sad,but okpuno awka is in anambra state

  11. Miz Imani

    October 1, 2012 at 10:38 am

    And they still left the chain on his leg? … Where are the laws in this country guarding crimes against children and even domestic violence ? And we have ministers in charge of women affairs and children and youths I’m sure! Thieves!

  12. Lollipop

    October 1, 2012 at 11:24 am

    The bible said that the heart of man is desperately wicked! Sign of End time ….. Thank you lord for keeping the innocent boy alive.

  13. Chattyzee

    October 1, 2012 at 11:37 am

    Whom God has not kill, no man can kill. Thank God for the little boy and let justice prevail for this man. What an evil act.

  14. Purpleicious Babe

    October 1, 2012 at 11:42 am

    This is despicable and beyond child much to be done in Niaj it aches mentally…..

    Thank JESUS he was found alive, I pray for a better life for him..

  15. Grace

    October 1, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    All Glory be to God for keeping him.

  16. reeaq

    October 1, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Sometimes I find it hard to believe that people can be this Wicked! Thank God the boy is ok.. God blesss Nigeria.

  17. timma

    October 1, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Speechless,I just thank God the boy is alive!!!!

  18. Mma

    October 1, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    That’s so terrrible!
    Please check out this site lovelies!

  19. ify

    October 1, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Oh Lord you are so mercy that even when wicked parents forget their children, you never forget your own.Thank you for saving this little boys life.

  20. Drewon

    October 1, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Tears, Tears, Tears in my eyes. Thank God the lil kid survived. I realize in this world these days the people we trust most are our major downfalls, so trust no one but God.

  21. konnie

    October 1, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    I thank and praise God that he saved this boy from being eaten up by wild animals. Thank you Jesus. This needs to locked up with the keys thrown away.

  22. cathy

    October 1, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    I honestly lack words to say

  23. trust me

    October 1, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    do you think this is normal? there is an evil spirit/deamon involved.

  24. KingsQueen

    October 1, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Why would anyone do this to a child? let alone the father himself! God please have mercy…

  25. obi felix

    October 1, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    y is people very welked lil


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  27. omoibo

    October 1, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    I’m glad the kid was found! My advice to the community is they should chain the father to a tree in the forest to give him a dose of his own medicine!

  28. jane

    October 1, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    I tnk God F☺я̲̅ this little boy,God really has a purpose F☺я̲̅ sparing his life,Ρ̥̥∫є̲̣̣̣̥α̇̇̇S̤̥̈̊ε̲̣̣̣̥ let †ђξ mother O̶̲̥̅̊f̶̲̥̅̊ dis boy come F☺я̲̅ him

  29. enkay

    October 1, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    i hope that child will not be returned to the same guy after all the noise. that child deserves better

  30. Ivy

    October 2, 2012 at 2:31 am

    The Evil That Men Do surprises The Devil Himself. Thank God For Saving This Little Boy.

  31. la belle

    October 2, 2012 at 8:15 am

    why are his legs still bound with the chain? they should have removed them once they found him. God have mercy on us all

  32. 'Alex'andyRaH!

    October 2, 2012 at 10:43 am

    Ma GOD!!!

  33. alexie

    October 2, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Thank God 4 d boys life oooo,chaiiii… Wickedness of the highest oda

  34. 'Mo

    November 5, 2012 at 11:33 am

    Dear Lord. Anyone who intentionally inflicts pain/suffering on a child is sure to face the wrath of God. The chains on his legs should be loosed n dat poor boy needs some good food fast!

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