A man has been arrested for setting his 15-year old son, Bello Musa on fire following a quarrel with his older brother.
43-year old father, Malam Musa Mohammed of Polytechnic Road, Bida, in Bida Local Government Area of Niger state was arrested by officials of the Rights Protection Agency.
Musa tied up his son, siphoned petrol from his motorcycle, poured it on the victim and set him on fire.
He is said to have become exasperated and stressed out over Bello’s incessant alleged quarrels with his elder brother.
Eyewitness said only the quick intervention of neighbours helped save the victim from being burnt to death.
“During questioning, the father confessed that his action was as a result of the behaviour of the boy, that he is always quarrelling with his older brother and being rude to him.
“He said that he was tired of the boy’s bad behaviour and had warned him several times to stop fighting his older brother, but he wouldn’t stop,”
He said he acted out of anger haven reached the end of his tether.
Musa will be charged to court under Child Rights Law and Panel Code Law.
The victim is receiving treatment at Umaru Ndayako General Hospital, Bida.