A 10-year-old boy identified as Lukman was brutally beaten and thrown into fire by his father, Yaya Babarinde in Ibadan, Oyo State.

His crime was stealing from a neighbour.

A viral video footage has exposed the brutal treatment the 10-year-old boy received at the hands of his father.

The young boy’s arm was also broken as a result of the beating.

Babarinde said in Yoruba, “I’m a shoe cobbler. I came in the evening and my neighbors told me my son stole money.

“When I asked them if they have collected back the money from him, they told me that he only returned half of it and had given the rest to his friends on the street.

“I beat him up, tied his hands and put him in the fireplace not knowing there was fire in it. Unfortunately, the fire caught his cloth and burnt his body.

“I don’t have money to take him to the hospital.

“It was a mistake. I did not do it intentionally. Please pardon me.”

Babarinde may be punished under the law for child abuse.