An unidentified woman has been captured in a disturbing viral video on social media brutalising a boy and locking him up in a dog kennel.
In the video, which was shared on Instagram by comedian, Gbenga Adeyinka, on Sunday, the woman is seen flogging the shirtless boy with what appeared to be a belt.
The 50-second amateur video, however, did not show what led up to the severe flogging.
The woman repeatedly slaps the boy, who makes inaudible protests and tries to resist being forced into the cage.
The woman, however, pushes and kicks him into the cage housing at least two dogs.
As she assaults him, she could be heard saying, “You think I’m joking with you, abi?
“You think you have power? Enter inside there. Let me hear pim! Enter inside there. Let me hear any noise.”
After locking up the boy with a large padlock, the woman walks away towards what appears to be the main building.
Adeyinka, in his Instagram post, offered N20,000 to anyone who could provide relevant information on the woman in the video.
He said, “Good morning, I’m not sure if this video is old. I came across it today and I was shocked.
“I don’t think she should be allowed to get away with this.
“Anybody with useful information on this woman will get N20,000 from me. This is evil.”
Other prominent Nigerians also promised financial reward to anyone who could unravel the woman’s identity.
Radio personality, Oladotun Kayode, popularly known as Do2dtun, said, “I’ll add another N20,000 if anyone can find this woman.”
Media entrepreneur, Obi Asika, also described the beating as “beyond terrible,” adding that the dogs also appeared traumatised.
Asika said, “Clearly, (it is) not the first time she has locked him in the dog kennel. Something must be done”
An entertainment consultant, Akinwale Oluwaleimu, said, “I’m adding N10,000, please.”
Also, the Senior Special Assistant to the Speaker of the House of Representatives on Political Matters (South-West), Ayodeji Joseph, said, “I’m adding another N20,000 to this @gbengaadeyinka1stgcon. The woman must be an animal, though I want to believe it’s a movie.”
See the video, as uploaded by Gbenga Adeyinka on his IG handle: