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Men of Ogun state police command have arrested a 31-year-old woman and mother of two, Shade Adelowo for attacking her neighbour’s eleven-year-old boy, Kehinde Ojo over allegation of stealing N3,000 from her purse.
The suspect was arrested Adelowo on Sunday after using razor blade to inflict serious injuries all over the body of Ojo.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state ,DSP, Abimbola Oyeyemi disclosed this on Monday in a statement .
Oyeyemi added that that the suspect who lives at Giwa Oke-Aro area of Agbado.in Ifo local government area of the state , was arrested following a report lodged at Agbado divisional headquarters by the victim’s mother.
The PPRO said the victim’s mother reported that the suspect accused her son who used to stay with her whenever she is not around of stealing the sum of N3000 from her purse and used a razor blade to inflict serious injuries all over his body.
He said “upon the report, the DPO, Agbado division, CSP Kehinde Kuranga detailed his detectives to the scene where the suspect was promptly arrested.
“On interrogation, she claimed that the victim who used to stay with her whenever his mother is not around stole N3000 from her purse, and that she didn’t know what come over her that made her to inflict such grievous injuries on the boy.
“She further claimed that she has been taken care of the boy and his twin brother for quiet some time now, and that what happened on that fateful day is devil’s handwork.”
Oyeyemi said the preliminary investigation has revealed that the mother of the victim has been abandoned by her husband who left her with three children and vanished to thin air.
The PPRO said “The woman has been engaging in menial job to take care of the three children, and whenever she is going out for work, she will take the children to the suspect who happened to be her neighbour.
“She stated further that it was a thing of surprise for her when she saw what the suspect did to her son, because she has been very good to her in the past.
“The victim has been taken to hospital for medical treatment and he is responding to treatment.”
The PPRO however, said the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, 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 diligent prosecution.
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