A woman identified as Shukurat Olufowobi has been arrested by officers of the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly beating her five-year-old stepson to death.
According to a press statement by the Ogun state police public relations officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the incident happened at Oshodi -Oke area of Ogijo, in Sagamu Local Government Area of the state.
Oyeyemi said the tragic incident happened on Sunday, at about 12.30 pm when the suspect was reported to have hit the deceased with an object which resulted in skull injury.
“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”
He added that “upon getting the information, the Divisional Police Officer, Ogijo division chief superintendent of police, Suleman Baba Muhammed quickly mobilized his detectives to the scene where the couple who had started packing their belongings in a bid to run away from the area were promptly arrested.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the woman has been maltreating the victim whose mother has been separated from the father due to unreconcilable differences.
“The nurse who gave the victim first aid treatment had informed the couple of her observation and was pleaded with by the woman and her friend to lie about the cause of the death of the victim but she refused because it is against the ethics of her profession.
“The couple Ayuba Olufowobi and Shukurat Olufowobi are currently undergoing interrogation at the Ogijo divisional headquarters where they are helping the police in their investigation.”
Meanwhile, the commissioner of police CP Kenneth Ebrimson has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and prosecution.