24-year-old Badmus Folarin, has been arrested by men of the Ogun state police command for using a hot knife to burn the buttocks of a 10-year- old boy, Sunday David, for allegedly licking from a tin of tea at their home situated at Elegushi Street, Owode-Yewa, Yewa South Local Government Area of the state.
In a statement released on Sunday, July 12, the spokesperson of the state Police Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the police at Egbado Division received a distress call from a neighbor of the suspect.
“The suspect was arrested following a distress call received by the DPO Owode Egbado division, Olabisi Elebutte, from a concerned neighbour.
He reported through a telephone call that they could hear a sorrowful cry of a boy at No 12 Elegushi Street, Owode-Yewa, consequent upon which the DPO detailed the patrol team to the scene where the young boy was seen lying down helplessly with serious injuries all over his body.
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 buttocks of the boy, thereby inflicting second degree injuries on the innocent boy.
During interrogation, the suspect alleged that the victim, who is living with the family, opened a tin of Milo tea belonging to the suspect’s mother and licked from it.”
According to Oyeyemi, David was rushed to a private hospital by the police for medical attention while Folarin was arrested and detained.
Oyeyemi added that the state Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and possible prosecution.