OGUN - A 24-year-old man, Badmus Folarin, has been arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command for maltreating a 10-year-old boy, Sunday David, living with his family.
NEWS FLAKES NG reports that the suspect was arrested following a distress call received by the Divisional Poliçe Officer, Owode Egbado division, Olabisi Elebutte, from concerned neighbours to the family.
The neighbours, who reported through a telephone call, stated that they were hearing the sorrowful cry of a young boy at No. 12, Elegushi Street, Owode Yewa.
Consequently, the DPO detailed the patrol team to the scene, where the young boy was seen lying down helplessly with serious injury all over his body.
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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 boy.
On interrogation, the suspect alleged that the victim, who is living with the family opened a tin of Milo beverage belonging to the suspect’s mother and leaked from it. The victim was rushed to OreOfe Hospital by the police for medical attention, while the suspect was arrested and detained.
The 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.
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