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Mother beats her 4-year-old son to death because he took a piece of meat without permission

By Mason White 10:56 AM November 17, 2014
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By: Tanya Malhotra
A mother was arrested on charges of murder after allegedly killing her little son for taking a piece of meat without her permission, police in Nigeria said.

Ebonyi State Police said that they arrested 40-year-old Esther Mmahi Ukpa, after being accused of fatally beating her 4-year-old son.

The incident began on Sunday, when the woman’s husband, Ogbonnaya Ukpa, attended a party and brought home some meat.

The mother told investigators that she put the meat in the fridge, but the following day, when she wanted to eat it she saw only leftover bones.

She asked her son Sampson, if he ate the meat, and when he confessed, Esther Mmahi Ukpa beat him to death. The father claimed that he was not home when his wife beat the child.

A spokesperson for the police said that the father of the child filed a complaint against his wife. The woman was charged with 1 count of murder.