Family seeks justice after a soldier reportedly flogged their 16-year-old son to death for keeping his hair in Enugu

A yet-to-be-identified soldier reportedly flogged a student of Command Secondary School, Enugu, to death for allegedly keeping his hair.

The student who was in senior secondary one (SS 1) and identified as Eneh Chinemerem was beaten on the head for not having a haircut before school day.

According to SaharaReporters, sources said that the boy’s head started swelling, causing the parents to move him from one hospital to another until his untimely death. The mother of the deceased, Eneh Nididiamaka, broke the news in a Facebook post with pictures of the deceased showing a swollen eye and head before his demise.

She wrote; “It is still very hard to believe that you are gone my son but one thing I know is that God will surely fight for us, rest in peace my son. Army man flogged my son in school to death in command sec, sch enugu. Rip my first fruit in life.”

Meanwhile a Facebook user, Nnaji Miriam Izuogu wrote, “This is exactly what happened to my kid brother last year November 2021, in the same skool (school) and now this story, today Paschal my brother is no more Rip to this soul, it’s so painful, Paschal is supposed to be writing his WAEC exams by now, let the anger of God descend on the army killer of Paschal and this son of Ndidiamaka.”

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