The Men of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested a father, Idowu Sikiru, for burning the mouth and buttocks of his five-year- old son, Segun Sikiru, for allegedly stealing a piece of cooked fish.
The father used a hot aluminium plate to burn the buttocks and mouth of the child.
DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state discovered this in a statement on Sunday.
Oyeyemi explained that the suspect, who stays in Itowo, in the Oke-Sopen area of Ijebu-Igbo, was arrested through information from neighbours.
The PPRO said the police in the Ijebu Igbo division were informed by members of the public that the suspect was about to kill the son.
In the information given, SP Kazeem Solotan, the DPO Ijebu Igbo division, quickly mobilised his detectives to the area where the suspect was arrested.
investigation revealed that the suspect accused the boy of stealing a piece of cooked fish and he put an aluminum plate on fire. When the plate was red hot, he forcefully sat the boy on it, through which the boy had serious burn on his buttocks.
“He used the plate to burn the boy’s fingers and mouth. The boy has been rushed to hospital for medical attention.”
Abimbola Oyeyemi said the Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson, had ordered the transfer of the suspect to the Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and possible prosecution.