A man identified as Idowu Sikiru has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for burning his 5-year-old son’s buttock, mouth and fingers for stealing cooked fish at Itowo in Oke Sopen area of Ijebu Igbo, Ogun State.
According to Ogun State’s Police Spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspect forcefully placed his son Segun on an aluminum plate when it was red hot after accusing him of stealing cooked fish.
Sikiru was arrested after a member of the public alerted the police.
The boy has been taken to the hospital for treatment, while his father has been transferred to the anti-human trafficking and child labour unit of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department.
He will be prosecuted after the investigation has been concluded.