The police public relation officer Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.
He said the suspect and the father of the deceased, Ayuba, lives at Oshodi-Oke area of Ogijo in the Sagamu Local Government Area of the state
Ayuba conspired with his wife to bury the remains of the boy secretly and attempt to run away from the area before the police arrested them,he stated
The woman and her husband were arrested around 12.30pm on Sunday following the information received from members of the public.
Oyeyemi said residents of the area informed the police at the Ogijo Division that the deceased was hit in the head with an object, which led to a skull injury that eventually resulted in his death.
He stated, “The woman and her husband hurriedly took the corpse of the victim to Ajah in Lagos State, where he was secretly buried.
The DPO, Ogijo Division, CSP Suleman Muhammed, quickly mobilised his detectives to the scene, where the couple, who had started packing their belongings from the area, were promptly arrested.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the woman had been maltreating the victim, whose mother had separated from the father due to irreconcilable differences.
The PPRO added that a nurse at a nearby hospital, where the boy was rushed to, gave him first aid treatment and informed the couple of her observation.
According to Oyeyemi, Shukurat pleaded with the nurse to compromise the report on the cause of the victim’s death, but she refused because it was against the ethics of her profession.
“The couple, Ayuba and Shukurat Olufowobi, are currently undergoing interrogation at the Ogijo Divisional Police Headquarters and they are helping the police in their investigation,” he stated.
Kenneth Ebrimson, The PPRO said the Commissioner of Police in the state, had ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.