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Police arrests Man for inflicting grevious injuries on his 5-yr-old son

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Men of Ogun state police command on February 7 arrested one Idowu Sikiru  for inflicting grevious harm on the body of his 5 year  old son,  Segun Sikiru over an allegation that the small boy stole a fish.


Mr Abimbola Oyeyemi,  State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) stated this in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Sunday. 

Oyeyemi noted that the  suspect , a resident of Itowo in Oke Sopen area of Ijebu Igbo was arrested following an information received by the police in Ijebu Igbo division from members of the public who alerted the police that the suspect was about to kill the small boy.

“On the strength of the information, the DPO, Ijebu Igbo division, Sp Kazeem Solotan quickly mobilized his detectives to the area where the suspect was arrested.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect accused the boy of stolen a cooked fish and he put an aluminum plate on fire and when the plate was red hot, he forcefully sat the boy on it thereby given the victim a serious burnt on his buttock.

” He equally used the plate to burn the victim’s fingers and part of his mouth.

“The victim has been rushed to the hospital for medical attention.

Meanwhile, the commissioner of Police Cp Kenneth Ebrimson has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to anti human trafficking and child labour unit of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and possible prosecution.