An eight-year-old boy at Asafo Dadiesoaba in Kumasi, whose right foot was heinously seared by his father, Yussif Wahab, for being rowdy, wants the police to take revenge on his behalf by also roasting his father with a hot iron.The boy, who could not walk properly following the severe wounds that he suffered on his foot after being burnt with a burning iron, has passionately appealed the police to come to his aid by teaching his ‘wicked’ father a bitter lesson.
Young Yussif, who is still in pain, speaking on Kessben FM in Kumasi said: “I want the police to immediately arrest my father and beat him mercilessly just as he did to me.” “I want the police to also burn my father with a hot iron just as he did to me so that he too will feel the pain that I felt.”
Yussif’s father allegedly beat him and later ordered the boy to sit on the bed whilst he pressed a burning iron on the boy’s foot.
The poor boy’s right foot developed a sore, making it impossible for him to walk properly. He was spotted by two journalists of Kessben FM on Wednesday who took him to the Emergency Centre of Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital where he was admitted.
Yussif said his father, sent him on an errand but he decided to visit his grandmother, against his father’s warning. According to him, his father, after searching for him, later found him at his grandmother’s at Asafo Dadiesoaba. Yussif’s father became angry and dragged the boy to his house.
Yussif said his father, upon reaching the house, subjected him to severe beatings after which he ordered him to sit on the bed where he pressed a hot iron on his foot for disobeying him.
Yussif, who is now being treated by medical personnel at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, insisted that: “I want the police to arrest my father, beat him mercilessly and also press a hot iron against his foot just as he did to me.”
Wahab Yussif, has been invited for questioning. The young boy is also being kept by the department until the matter is finally resolved.