OGUN POLICE DETAINED HOUSEWIFE FOR BEATING STEPSON TO DEATHAdunni Adetola
A 30 year-old housewife named Sukurat Olufowobi was arrested by Ogun Police for allegedly beating her five-year-old stepson, Azeem to death.
The incident happened about 12:30pm on Sunday at Ogijo area of Sagamu Local Government Area of the state.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the arrest of the housewife in a statement made available to reporters in Abeokuta.
Oyeyemi said that the husband of the suspect had also been placed in custody and undergoing interrogation.
In his statement, he mentioned that the deceased boy was beaten with an object on his head which resulted to an injury on his skull.
The boy died as a result of severe injury sustained the police spokesman stated.
Oyeyemi stated: “Information further revealed that the woman and her husband hurriedly took the corpse of the victim to Ajah in Lagos State where he was secretly buried.
“Upon the information, the DPO Ogijo Division, CSP Suleman Baba Muhammed, quickly mobilized his detectives to the scene where the couple have started parking their belongings away from the area were promptly arrested.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the woman has been maltreating the victim whose mother had separated from the father due to irreconcilable differences.
“On the fateful day, the boy was beaten on the head with a heavy object which caused him a broken skull resulting to his eventual death.”