Father of 10-year-old boy refutes allegations of neglect and abuse that surfaced on Social media recently
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Emmanuel Cornelius is the father of 10 year old Jemuel Cornelius, whose photo has been circulated on social media in handcuffs.
Many called for social services to intervene, as allegations of neglect and child abuse surfaced and spread rapidly.
In an exclusive interview with Q95fm radio yesterday 16th November 2016, Cornelius explained that he knew nothing of the incident, and refuted claims of any form of abuse of his son. He added that these rumours are simply attempts to sully his character.
When asked about the handcuffs, Cornelius stated the child is known as a troublesome child, and the cuffs were placed by his older brother, in an attempt to keep him still.
These statements were confirmed by the child himself, who was interviewed along with, and in the presence of his father.
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