Mother breaks her son’s skull because he went to her neighbor's house without permission

Girl throwing stone (illustration) 
By: Wayne Morin

A mother was arrested on a charge of attempted murder after allegedly throwing a stone at her son's head, according to police in Nigeria.

Lagos police said that they have arrested the mother identified as Mary, after being accused of breaking the skull of her son, 8-year-old Samuel.

Samuel suffered from a fracture, and was taken to a hospital, where he is said to be in stable condition. According to the police investigation, when Mary came home from work on Tuesday, she did not find her son at home.

When Samuel came home, he told her that he was spending time at his neighbor’s house. Mary became angry because her son did not ask for permission to spend time at his neighbor's house.

She picked up a stone and threw at her son’s head. As a result, Samuel suffered a fractured skull. The Lagos Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team took custody of the boy, and Mary was arrested.