A mother in Delta State has accused soldiers of the 4th Brigade Benin City who are attached to Presco Oil Plc, Ovre-Eku of trampling her son to death, when they attempted to arrest her husband.
The soldiers, it was gathered had stormed the community of Eku in Delta state after youths of the community burnt down an excavator belonging to Presco Oil Plc.
According to the distraught woman, “As they (soldiers and policemen) were beating my husband and dragging him on the ground, I and my second son were pleading with them to tamper justice with mercy and leave him alone. It was during the commotion that one of the soldiers stomped on my baby, David.”
She said she didn’t realise the effect of the stomping on the baby until the baby started acting strange and shortly died. According to her, David was 20 months old.