Father Inflicts Injury On Son For Alleged Stealing Of Fish In Ogun - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS

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Father Inflicts Injury On Son For Alleged Stealing Of Fish In Ogun


Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji
ABEOKUTA - Men of Ogun state Police Command have arrested one Idowu Sikiru for inflicting grevious harm on the body of his 5years old son, Segun Sikiru over an allegation that the small boy stole a fish.

The suspect a resident of 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 who alerted the police that the suspect was about to kill the small boy.

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.

Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi said 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."

Oyeyemi added that, the suspect equally used the plate to burn the victim's fingers and part of his mouth.

The PPRO however stressed that, the victim has been transferred to 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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