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Bereaved Father Almost Lost His Life For Carrying His Child’s Corpse

The man, while carrying his child’s corpse, approached a bus terminal in Lagos to purchase ticket to where he intended to bury the deceased when passersby raised an alarm on him.

A bereaved father whose identity was yet-to-be disclosed, narrowly escaped being lynched to death in the Oshodi area of Lagos State.

It was gathered that the man’s child fell I’ll, and passed away before he could make it to a hospital to get treated.

Following his child’s death, the man and his relatives decided to take the former’s corpse to their hometown in Ikwo village, Ebonyi State, for burial, on Sunday, September 25, 2022.

The deceased’s father and one of his relatives, while carrying the child’s corpse, approached a terminal to secure bus tickets for the journey.

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Things, however, went south for them when passersby noticed that one of them was carrying a dead child, after which they raised an alarm.

The alarm attracted jungle youth who took laws into their hands, as they descended on the bereaved father and his relative.

However, while the mob was ass@ulting the duo, some people alerted the Makinde Police Station, from where officers were detailed to the scene to intervene.

Luckily for the man and his relative, the policemen arrived on time and rescued them.

According to Benjamin Hundeyin, Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), who disclosed the incident, the child’s corpse had now been deposited in a mortuary.

He said, “The incident happened on September 25, 2022. We heard that they were lynching somebody and we went there, protected the father and a relative from being lynched and took the corpse of the child to a mortuary.”

Speaking further on the incident, Hundeyin said the child’s mother had corroborated the man’s claim, adding that the couple was still grieving the loss of their child.

 

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9-year-old Boy Die After Hyena Mauled Him In Kenya

A Kenyan man named “Mark Njoroge” has been in worried and shadow of his former self since losing his 9-year-old son identified as “Ryan Njoroge Mariga”. Ryan was mauled to death by packs of hyenas in kenya.

The remains remains of Ryan will be buried on Friday, September 23, 2022 in Nyacaba village, Juja Constituency,Kiambu County.

Ryan met with his death when he stepped out of the house and his father did not know, that was the last time he would see his only son alive.

Hours later, all they could find was the clothes of his son and a piece of rib and a spinal cord in the middle of a shrub a few metres from the family’s house.

On that black day, Mr Njoroge was sitting on his couch watching news on TV and helping Ryan to complete his mathematics assignment before retiring to bed. Ryan’s mother, Florence Njoroge, had already left the house for work.

Mr Njoroge became so worried because the boy had stayed outside for too long and he couldn’t hear from him. He stood up and peered into the dark as he called out his son’s name several times, to no avail.

“His father wondered where he had gone because he was nowhere near the homestead,” said the boy’s grandfather, James Kimani.

Alarmed, Mr Njoroge walked to neighbouring homesteads to check whether Ryan visit any of their neighbors, but he couldn’t find the boy.

At around midnight, Njoroge returned to his house with fear of wild animals that surrounded the area and vowed to continue the search of his son at sunrise.

The next day, his fellow villagers joined in search of the missing boy. One team among them was dispersed to the nearby town of Malaba, while another combed through a nearby quarry as other young people shared images of Ryan on social media.

About 10am, a piece of cloth belonging to Ryan was discovered in a nearby quarry. So the villagers continued searching, but reality dawned on them that Ryan was no more as they went deeper in search of him in the bush. All they could find were a few bones of human being belonging to Ryan.

Shocked and upset by the horrific incident, the angry villagers set the bush ablaze in an effort to chase away the set of hyenas.

“About four hyenas ran out of the forest. We were really scared when we saw them and we wanted to kill them but they ran away,” said Margret Wanjira, a neighbour who has lived in the area for over 30 years.

When the National Kenya team visited Njoroge’s house, he would barely speak. His father, Mr Kimani, explained the daunting task ahead of them.

A postmortem on Ryan’s remains was carried out in the presence of officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations and a representative from the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). The DNA of the remains matched those of Ryan’s parents.

Ryan’s family said they had not received any assistance from the authorities.

“The KWS officers only come to the home and leave. They have not officially communicated to us on any assistance in the burial plans. We are just waiting,” Mr Kimani said.

This year, Hyena mauling cases have been on the rise in Juja. It could be recalled that few months ago, Robert Mwangi, 35, a labourer at a local quarry, was also attacked by the animals as he walked home in Athi village. His dismembered body was discovered by neighbours in a nearby bush.

Residents of the area told the Nation that they were worried about the beasts.

“It is a sad state of affairs that there are people paid to take care of these animals but they do not do it,” said Maina Kariuki, who has lived in the area for over 30 years. We have shown them where they hide, why can’t they just come and drive them out of the village”.

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