The Ondo State Police Command have arrested a middle-aged woman in Akure, the state capital, for allegedly inflicting deep cuts and serious injuries on a seven-year-old child whom she claimed stole meat from her pot because of hunger.
The boy, was allegedly badly beaten with injuries inflicted on him by the woman who lives in the Fanibi neighbourhood of Akure, as she accused him of stealing meat from the her pot of soup. And with the incident still being investigated, the boy has been admitted for treatment at the Akure Police Hospital.
According to Funmilayo Odunlami, the spokesperson of the Police in the state, the suspect was arrested by policemen at Fanibi Divisional Headquarters after concerned neighbors reported the case, stating that the accused who is currently being held at the Fanibi police station, will be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, SCIID, in Akure for further investigation.
When contacted, CSP Femi Joseph, the Divisional Police Officer in Charge of the Fanibi Police Station, confirmed the incident had been reported and that an investigation was underway.
Mrs. Olabisi Omolona, the Chief Executive Officer of the Restoration of Dignity of Womanhood, ROTDOW, in Ondo State, said that her group would take up the case.
According to her, “I called the State Police Commissioner and told him about our interest in the case,” she said. “We need to keep an eye on the case and make sure that justice is served.”
It was also assembled that the suspect would soon be charged to court for prosecution.