Men of Ogun state police command have arrested Idowu Sikiru for inflicting grievous harm on the body of his 5 years old son, Segun Sikiru over an allegation that the small boy stole a fish in the pot.
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 of the division, Superintendent of Police Kazeem Solotan ,quickly mobilized his detectives to the area where the suspect was arrested.
According to police public relations officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect accused the boy of stolen a cooked fish and he put an aluminum plate on fire. When the plate was red hot, he forcefully sat the boy on it and he got serious burnt on his buttock. He equally used the plate to burn the victim’s fingers and part of his mouth. The victim has been rushed to the hospital for medical attention.
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.