A 40-year-old housewife, Iswat Taofeek has been arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command for dehumanising a 12-year old boy living with her.
The suspect was arrested on Monday following a complaint by one of her neighbours who reported at Adatan police station with the little boy whose body was full of injuries inflicted on him with a hot knife and cutlass.
A statement from the command’s PPRO, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the boy fainted at the police station while the report was being lodged.
The statement added that the DPO Adatan Division, Samuel Aladegoroye detailed his detectives to the woman’s house where she was promptly arrested.
“On interrogation, the suspect explained that the little boy is her brother-in-law’s son and he has been living with her for some time. She stated further that she kept the sum of N5,000 somewhere in the house but couldn’t find it and she believed that it was the boy who stole.”
The Commissioner of Police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun had ordered the transfer of the case to anti-human trafficking and child labour unit of the State Criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and prosecution.