Father arrested for assaulting twin sons with hot knife

A single father Emeka Richard has been arrested for assaulting his seven-year-old twin boys with a hot knife for playing outside their apartment.

It was gathered that the incident happened around 10 pm on Monday in Agbarho community, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta state.

Photos of the victims obtained showed the burns on their buttocks.

It was further learnt that they lost their mother last October.

A rights activist, Comrade Israel Joe, said he had to ask neighbours to rescue the children from the father after a Facebook follower informed him of the unfortunate incident that fateful night.

He added that the State Ministry of Women Affairs had been contacted to take charge of the children, whose rights, he stressed, “must be protected”.