Chidera, the teenage Nigerian boy who was filmed in a viral video trashing his mother’s house has shared his side of the story.
In the viral video, the boy is seen opening foodstuff in the kitchen and pouring them on the floor. He ignored those trying to reason with him.
His mother was asked what happened and she said he came home and started demanding some things from her, including “P21” passport. She said he went into a rage when she didn’t give him.
The boy, who lives in Ireland with his family, has now shared his side of the story. He said his mother attacked him first but hers wasn’t captured on video.
Narrating what happened, he said the issue between him and his mum has been on for a while. He claimed that his mum is abusive and violent and he lives in fear. He added that he sometimes sleeps with his mattress by the door out of fear that his mother might carry out her threat on his life.
He said at some point, things got so bad that she wasn’t talking to him or feeding him. He also claimed she threw him out of the house about a month ago and the social workers and Gardai had to get involved. During the period he was kicked out of home, he said he was moved to so many places.
Later, he was advised to make things work with his mother, so he went back home together with some social workers. While at home, he asked for his passport to fill out college applications but his mother was not cooperative.
He said the people who escorted him home to make peace with his mother were there at the time and he told them that he was going to the kitchen to make himself a meal. While in the kitchen, he said his mother asked him who gave him the permission to take her food. He claimed she attacked him, poured pepper in his eyes, hit him with a mop stick and other things.
In anger, as he could not hit his mother back, he decided to destroy things in the house.
He said he is done with his family, including his father and brothers. He further stated that he feels nothing but hatred and disgust for them.
He wrote: “I feel nothing towards this family other than pure disgust and hatred for the way they all treated me ( my brothers and fathers included) And I don’t think I can ever bring myself to ever reconcile with them .. I have changed my number and deleted all contact with them.”
He added: “Everyone is entitled to their opinion and that is fine But as of now the family is dead to me and all I’m focused on is my future and college. Again I would like to sincerely thank everyone who knew that there was more to the story and knew the truth and supported me.”