A 24 years old man, Badmus Folarin, has been arrested by the police for maltreating a 10 years old boy, Sunday David, living with his family.
For licking from Milo beverage belonging to the suspect’s mother, he applied a hot knife to the buttocks of the boy.
He was, however, rushed to the hospital by the police team invited to the scene.
According to the spokesman of the Ogun State Police Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the man was arrested following a distress call received by the DPO, Owode Egbado division, Olabisi Elebutte, from a concerned neighbour to the family who reported through telephone call.
The caller said he was hearing the cry of a young boy at number 12 Elegushi Street, Owode Yewa, consequent upon which the DPO detailed a patrol team to the scene where the young boy was seen lying down helplessly with serious injury all over his body.
Meanwhile, 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.