By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
Men of the Ogun State Police command Eleweran Abeokuta have arrested a 24-year- old man, Badmus Folarin for allegedly maltreating a 10-year-old boy, Sunday David, who is living with his family.
The Ogun State command Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in a statement available to newsmen in Abeokuta on Sunday.
He said, the suspect was arrested following a distress call received by the DPO Owode Egbado Division of the command, SP Olabisi Elebutte from the concerned neighbor to the family.
He said, the concerned neighbor told police in a telephone conversation “that they were hearing a sorrowful crying of a young boy at No. 12 Elegushi Street, Owode Yewa in Yewa South Local Government, Ogun State.
Oyeyemi noted that “the DPO detailed his patrol team to the scene where the young boy was seen lying down helplessly with serious injury all over his body”.
“On enquiry, it was discovered that the suspect put a knife on fire and when the knife was red hot, he applied it to the buttock of the young boy thereby inflicting a second-degree injury on the innocent boy”.
“On interrogation, the suspect alleged that the victim who is living with the family opened a tin of Milo tea belonging to the suspect’s mother and leaked from it”.
“The victim was quickly rushed to Ore-Ofe Hospital by the police for medical attention while the suspect was also arrested and detained”.
Oyeyemi added that the State Commissioner of Police, 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.