A man, identified as Mr. Paul, allegedly got infuriated and embedded a 3-inch Nail into the skull of his eight-year-old nephew, Friday, after he denied the accusation of stealing the money he kept in his room.
He was said to have dragged the boy into an apartment and tortured him, after which Friday’s distress call attracted neighbors, who rushed to the scene, but Paul was said to have abandoned the boy and fled.
The eight-year-old boy lives with his uncle and his immediate family in a room apartment at 6, Anjolarin Street, Odogunyan, Ikorodu, after the death of his parents about two years ago.
It was learned that sympathizers caught up with him and handed him over to the Police at Sagamu Road Division, while the victim was rushed to Ikorodu General Hospital.
A resident told Vanguard that the hospital rejected the boy over lack of funds, but sympathisers had to rush the boy to The Saviour the Rock Hospital, Odonla Road, Odogunyan, where doctors are battling to save his life.
A resident, who pleaded anonymity, said if not for the quick arrival of the Police, the said uncle would have been lynched.
At press time, the poor boy is currently in pains after the nail was removed yesterday afternoon.
The boy, who dropped out of primary school, urgently requires about N100,000 for a surgery as Doctors at a private hospital in Odogunyan, Ikorodu, Lagos, are battling to save the life of the orphan.