Monday, May 20, 2024

Man burns own son in hot pan for ‘stealing’ fish

Police said Idowu used a heated pan to injure his son’s fingers and mouth Police in Ogun have arrested a man who sat his five-year-old son in a heated pan for stealing fish.

Police was alerted by neighbours in Oke Soppen area of Ijebu Igbo who reported that Idowu Sikiru was about to kill his son Segun.

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Police spokesman in the command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said Sikiru also used the hot pan to burn the boy’s fingers and mouth.

The boy has been hospitalised.

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But the commissioner of police in Ogun, CP Kenneth Ebrimson, has ordered Idowu be transferred to anti-human trafficking and child labour unit of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and prosecution.

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