A picture uploaded by a social media influencer, Yemie Fash, recently went viral on Twitter.
In the picture was a badly beaten little girl with obvious whip marks on her body. She was reported to have died from the beating.
Her mother in Akure, Ondo State, according to reports, was responsible for her death, as she beat her without pity on Wednesday night.
The woman took her daughter to the state hospital in Akure but fled just after she was confirmed dead. Efforts are currently being made to identify and apprehend her.
Officers of the Ondo State Police Command have been contacted by Yemie Fash and they have assured the public that the culprit would be apprehended in no time. The Ondo State Police spokesman confirmed the incident, saying the Ondo State police have begun investigations.
Kate Henshaw and many other celebrities have condemned the act. Read some of their reactions below.