OPERATIVES of Ogun State Police Command have arrested one Shade Adelowo 31 f’, for allegedly nflicting serious injuries on her neighbour’s son with razor blades over alleged stealing of N3,000.
The incident occurred over an allegation that the boy, eleven years old Kehinde ojo, stole the sum of 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 of stealing the sum of #3000 from her purse, consequent upon which she used razor blade to inflict serious injuries all over his body.
She said the victim stays with the suspect whenever the mother is not around.
Upon the report, the Dpo Agbado Division CSP Kehinde Kuranga detailed his detectives to the scene where the suspect was promptly arrested.
Upon interrogation, she claimed that the victim stole N3000 from her purse, and that she didn’t know what came 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 quite some time now, and that what happened on that fateful day is devil’s handwork.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the victim’s mother has been abandoned by her husband who left her with three children and vanished to thin air.
The woman has been engaging in menial job to take care of the 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 is responding to treatment.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, 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 diligent prosecution.