Police in Adatan area of Abeokuta has arrested a 40-year-old housewife, Iswat Taofeek, in Ogun State for dehumanizing a 12-year-old boy living with her.
In a press statement released by the Ogun State Police Command spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said, the suspect was arrested following a complaint by one of her neighbours at Adatan police station.
The neighbour had gone to the Police station with the little boy whose body was full of injuries inflicted on him with a hot knife and cutlass.
The boy while fainted while the neighbour was lodging complaint at the station and was quickly rushed to a hospital for medical attention.
On the strength of the report, the DPO Adatan Division, CSP Samuel Aladegoroye sent detectives to the woman’s house, where she was promptly arrested.
On interrogation, the suspect explained that the boy is a son to her brother-in-law and he has been living with her for some time.