Police operatives attached to the Ogun state police command have apprehended a 40 years old woman identified as Iswat Taofeek, for dehumanizing a 12 years old boy.
The reflector gathered that the incident happened at no. 36 Isoka Kugba, Abeokuta, Ogun state.
DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, Police Public Relations Officer, Ogun State Command, made this disclosure in a statement on Monday.
He said that the suspect was arrested following a formal complaint lodged at Adatan Police station by one of her neighbors.
Oyeyemi said the neighbor brought the child and that the child had injuries all over his body. He also said the child fainted at the station and was quickly rushed to a hospital where he received medical treatment.
Upon arrest, the woman was interrogated, and she explained that the little boy is a son to her brother in law, adding that the boy has been staying with her.
She also claimed that the boy had stolen her 5,000, and that she used a hot knife on his body as punishment for stealing her money.
Oyeyemi said that the Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun, has ordered the transfer of the case to the anti-human trafficking and child labour unit of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation.