For Stealing LRD$50.00, Man Mercilessly Brutalized His 13 Year Old Son

Mar 22, 2024 - 21:43
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For Stealing LRD$50.00, Man Mercilessly Brutalized His 13 Year Old Son

Montserrado County: For Allegedly stealing 50 Liberian Dollars, Father severely flogged his son, leaving him with several wounds on his butt and other parts of his body.

Little Ramsey Zulu, age 13 is a 2nd Grade student of the Killing Worth Mission School in Todee Statutory District, Lower Montserrado County.

Whilst it’s true the Bible is quoted as saying'' Train up a child in a way he/she will grow old and not depart from it", but many see such statements in both a negative and positive direction, based on the particular form and manner the child is being trained.

 

In Liberia, there has been several outburst against young children where some are left to go in the streets, hustle and put food on the table of their parents or guardians, this has resulted to some kids going the extra mile to make it possible for those they stay with, yet, there are still many of the parents ignoring such task on the kids but punishes them whenever they are caught stealing as if they know exactly what those very kids go through when they are send in the streets to hustle.

 

Though the story of little Zulu may not be exactly the same as other kids but he admitted that he stole the money in order to buy food to eat because he was hungry and his father had refused to provide food for him regularly, who knows what he might have been through for the rest of the days back?

 

Mr. Ramsey Zulu age 41, (Father) without remorse tied the legs and hands of his little 13 years old son on a local charcoal base bed and flogged him excessively.

Following Media reports and the intervention of the Women and Children session in Nyhen, little Ramsey Zulu was rescued by World Hope International to seek advance treatment in Monrovia.

 

Meanwhile suspect Ramsey Zulu Sr. is currently in Police Custody at the Nyhen Depot awaiting transfer though he is yet to make any official comment on the matter.

 

This story calls for more to be done to secure the future of the kids who many claims are the future leaders, and should also claim the attention of Human rights groups and the Ministry of Gender and Social Protection through the national government to allot more funding for kids living in the streets, with abducted caretakers and those of them in rural places if their focus is solely on brightening their future.

 

Courtesy: George Kollie

 

 

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William K Howard William K Howard Jr is a young Liberian Journalist who is focused on investigative and human-interest reporting. He comes with about 10 years of experience in mainstream journalism. William K Howard is currently the Deputy Director of News at CT.com Liberia Limited, Kool 91.9FM/TV. His hard work has also earned him several professional certificates in journalism including Journalist of the year 2022/2023 in Liberia's biggest city, Paynesville.