A pastor, Christopher Sule, who claimed to be pursuing a second degree at a theological seminary in Jos, Plateau State, has been apprehended for maltreating his daughters for their inability to recite what they were taught in school.Their mother has received a dose of the treatment for coming to their rescue. The pathetic story of the children, who are eight and six years old, was heart-wrenching, based on the injuries inflicted on them.Narrating their ordeal, Mrs. Rachel Christopher, who could not hold back tears, she and her daughter had lived under constant beating and harassment.She alleged that for the past three years, they had been in bondage and under the yoke of maltreatment by her husband who under slight provocation would descend on her and the children to stupor.Mrs. Christopher, who said friends and relations intervened severally without any remorse from her husband, stated that management of the school where the children attended last week noticed several lacerations on their bodies as result
of a severe beating over a minor issue.The management of the school reported the incident to the National Security and Civil Defense Corp at Jos South Local Government secretariat and the father was apprehended for interrogation.“My husband was arrested and taken to the local government secretariat, though he has been beating them but the last one was so terrible that I had to struggle with him to rescue the children. But I got the beating of my life in the process. The beating has become so rampant that the people in the neighbourhood no longer intervene,” she claimed.According to her, she had threatened several times to park out of her matrimonial home along with her children but was often prevailed upon by family members to stay for the sake of her children and pray for her husband to turn a new leaf.