In Lagos, a Nigerian man imprisoned and starved his own children inside a water drum.

A Nigerian dad has been arrested for keeping his two children inside an empty water drum, which will come across as a shocking occurrence.

According to PM Express, the man allegedly locked the kids inside the drum because they ate food offered to them by a neighbor.

Martins Omotoyosi, who lives with his children, Dorca, 8, and Oreofe, 6, at Lawani Ode Palace, Oke Odo area of New London Estate, Baruwa, Ipaja, Lagos state, was detained by police officers from the Ipaja division.

The children were also rescued from the water drum in which they had been imprisoned.

According to PM Express, Mr Martins was married to the victims’ mother, but she left years ago due to domestic abuse. According to neighbors, Martins then transferred the violence to his children.

Mr Martin confined his children inside his apartment and left them without food from morning to evening, until one of his neighbors brought food to them to eat, according to Victor Adeoye, the landlord of the house where Martin Omotoyosi lives.

Martins’ children informed him that a neighbor had brought them food, which they had consumed.

Mr Martins was enraged that his children had taken food from a neighbor, so he allegedly thrashed them before locking them in a water drum.

When the residents found this, they decided to confront the father, but police intervened and detained him.

According to PM Express, police sources confirmed the occurrence and said the DPO has referred the case to the Lagos State Command’s Gender Unit for further investigation.

The victims will be transported to the Department of Welfare for treatment.

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