Obviously this did not happen in Africa, but can you imagine this happening in an African country?
A Texas father in the United States confiscated his daughter’s iPhone as a disciplinary act and this led to him being arrested and charged with phone theft.
Ronald jackson, whose daughter was 12 at the time of the incident discovered a text that he deemed rude regarding another woman on her phone. He told the CBSDFW, “I was being a parent. You know, a child does something wrong, you teach them what’s right,” said Jackson. “You tell them what they did wrong and you give them a punishment to show that they shouldn’t be doing that.”.
However, his ex-wife and daughter didn’t think so. Their daughter went to a friend’s place and called her mom. His ex-wife, whose husband is a Grand Prairie police officer, called the cops to demand that the phone be returned. When Jackson wouldn’t budge, he was arrested.
He was later released from jail after paying bail money of $1,500. A year later, he was arrested again and charged for theft. However, a recent ruling in court found him to be “not guilty”.
His ex-wife, Michelle Steppe said the phone wasn’t his (Jackson’s) to take. Her reason being that their daughter was no longer under his custody.
Would you like to raise your child in a society where your disciplinary actions are being interfered with by the police. If this happened in Africa, what would have been the verdict ?