Shade Adelowo, 31, was detained by Ogun state police command on Sunday, October 24, for inflicting significant injuries all over the body of one Kehinde Ojo, an eleven-year-old kid who is her neighbor’s son, over an allegation that the little boy stole the sum of $3000 from her purse.
The suspect, a mother of two who lives in Agbado’s Giwa oke aro area, was apprehended after the victim’s mother filed a report with the Agbado divisional headquarters, alleging that the suspect accused her son, who used to stay with her whenever she wasn’t around, of stealing $3000 from her purse, prompting her to use a razor blade to inflict serious injuries all over his body.
Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi said upon the report, the DPO Agbado division, CSP Kehinde Kuranga, detailed his detectives to the scene where the suspect was promptly arrested.
On interrogation, she claimed that the victim who used to stay with her whenever his mother is not around stole #3000 from her purse, and that she didn’t know what come over her that made her to inflict such grievous injuries on the boy.
She further claimed that she has been taken care of the boy and his twin brother for quiet some time now, and that what happened on that fateful day is devil’s handwork.
” he said Oyeyemi said a preliminary investigation revealed that the mother of the victim has been abandoned by her husband who left her with three children and vanished to thin air.
”The woman has been engaging in menial jobs to take care of the three children, and whenever she is going out for work, she will take the children to the suspect who happened to be her neighbor.
She stated further that it was a thing of surprise for her when she saw what the suspect did to her son, because she has been very good to her in the past.
The victim has been taken to hospital for medical treatment and he is responding to treatment.” he said The spokesperson said the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the anti-human trafficking and child labor unit of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and diligent prosecution.
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