Father burns 5-yr-old boy buttocks, mouth for stealing fish

Abdulqudus Ogundapo

Men of Ogun State Police Command have arrested one Idowu Sikiru for allegedly burning the buttocks and mouth of his 5-year- old son, Segun Sikiru for stealing cooked fish.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the State, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi made this known in a statement on Sunday.

Oyeyemi said, the suspect who resides in 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 alerting the police that the suspect was about to kill the small boy.

He explained that the suspect used hot aluminium plate to burn the buttocks of the 5-yr-old boy.

Oyeyemi added that the suspect also used hot aluminium plate to burn the victim’s finger and part of his mouth.

He said “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 there 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”.

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