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Police Arrest Woman For Brutalising Neighbour’s 11-Year Old Son


By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta

Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command on Sunday arrested one Shade Adelowo, 31 years old, for using razor blades to inflict serious injuries all over the body of one Kehinde Ojo, an 11 years old boy.

Ojo, son of her neighbor, was alleged to have stolen N3,000 from her purse.

The suspect, a mother of two who resides at Giwa Oke Aro area of Agbado, was arrested following a report lodged at Agbado Divisional Headquarters by the victim’s mother.

She reported that the suspect accused her son who used to stay with her whenever she is not around of stealing N3,000 from her purse, consequent upon which she used razor blade to inflict serious injuries all over his body.

Upon the report, the DPO Agbado Division, 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 N3,000 from her purse and that she didn’t know what came over her that made her to inflict such grievous injuries on the boy.

She further claimed that she has been taking care of the boy and his twin brother for quite some time now, and that what happened on that fateful day was the devil’s handwork.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the mother of the victim has been abandoned by her husband who left her with three children.

The woman has been engaging in a 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 neighbor.

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 the hospital for medical treatment and he is responding to treatment.


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