Outrage after toddler severely beaten for messing himself in class
Lagos, Nigeria - An image showing the brutalised body of a three-year-old toddler has gone viral after a it was posted to Facebook nearly a week ago.
Police in Nigeria have reportedly arrested a nursery school teacher who allegedly flogged the child who accidentally defacated in his pants in her classroom.
According to Pulse.ng, several bruise marks were seen on the boy's body when he was fetched from the unnamed school, in Lagos.
The child suffered beatings to his head, neck, arms and back.
The teacher allegedly hit the toddler because he failed to tell her that he needed to use the toilet.
The image was first uploaded to Facebook on the 10th of February by Segun Oyenubi.
"This boy is 3-yrs-old, beaten 'red and yellow' by his teacher in school this afternoon for not telling her he wants to go to the toilet, thereby urinating and defecating on his body.
"Just wondering the kind of mother she will become later. Is it right to treat a child this way for such reasons?" Mr. Oyenubi wrote.
It's understood the parents and neighbours of the child stormed the school to demand and explanation and to have the teacher arrested.
Mr. Oyenubi's post was shared nearly 2,000 times. However, the same post by Temilola Sobola had gained far more traction and was shared nearly 10,000 times, drawing in over 5,000 comments. Several people where outraged.
Aculia Swaggarific Nembhard Lord knows what would happen if that was my child!! 3 years old and being beaten like this!!? That teacher needs to be charged!!
Dimitri Thomas This is madness! Take it to the ministry and have that teacher fired without a job in the education system for the rest of her life ...
Desurey Yearwood I'm going to assume that the teacher is dead because if this was my child I would be the judge, jury and executioner.
Nicole Stacy-ann Harrison Omg this can't be true because that is wickedness and no teacher could be so dumb and stupid.
Monica Elise Shaw This is a 3 year old! Very inappropriate Needs to be charged with child abuse