Bankole Taiwo, Abeokuta
A 40-yr old house wife, Iswat Taofeek, residing at No 36, Kugba, Abeokuta has been arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command for using hot knife to inflict multiple injuries on a 12yr old boy living with her.
The house wife, Iswat Taofeek was said to have told the police that she allegedly used the hot knife to inflict multiple injuries on the young boy who happened to be the son of her husband’s brother because she believed that he was the one who took her missing N5,000
According to statement from the Spokesman of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, on Monday, the suspect was arrested at about 8:30am yesterday following a complaint by one of her neighbours at Adatan police station.
The neighbour was said to have come to the police station with the little boy whose body was full of injuries inflicted on him with a hot knife and cutlass.
While the report was being lodged, the little boy was said to have fainted at the station and was quickly rushed to a hospital for medical attention.
On the strength of this report, the DPO Adatan division, CSP Samuel Aladegoroye reportedly detailed his detectives to the woman’s house where she was promptly arrested.
Speaking during interrogation, the suspect, Iswat Taofeek was said to have explained that the little boy was a son to her brother-in-law and that he had been living with her for some time.
She stated further that she kept the sum of N5,000 somewhere in the house but couldn’t find it and she believed that it was the boy who stole the money. She was quoted to have disclosed further that this was why she put a knife on fire until it was red hot before she used it to burn the little boy all over his body.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun has ordered the transfer of the case to anti-human trafficking and child labour unit of the State Criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and prosecution.