The suspect accused the boy of stealing from her and so she inflicted injuries on him.
The suspect, Shade Adelowo and the victim, Kehinde Ojo
A 31-year-old woman, Shade Adelowo has been arrested by the police for using razor blades to inflict grievous injuries on the body of Kehinde Ojo, the 11-year-old son of her neighbour, whom she accused of stealing N3000 from her purse.
The suspect, a mother of two who resides at Giwa oke aro area of Agbado, was arrested following a report lodged at Agbado divisional headquarters by the victim’s mother, who reported that the suspect accused her son who used to stay with her whenever she is not around of stealing the sum of #3000 from her purse, consequent upon which she used 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.