A housewife that goes by the name Fatimoh Olanrewaju has been apprehended by the Nigerian Police Force in Ogun State for allegedly breaking her five-year-old stepson’s arms and legs.
According to reports, the woman has been over the years maltreating her victim, Iyanu Olanrewaju but she bit more than she could chew when neighbours called the Police after severely injuring the little boy.
The woman was said to commit the crime at Onihale village, along old Abeokuta-Lagos expressway where she lives with her husband and the boy. Iyanu was first rushed to Ifo General Hospital after the attack only to be referred immediately to the Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta due to the severity of the injury.
Confirming the incident, Iyanu’s father, Idowu Olanrewaju, a butcher, told reporters that he was shocked by the cruelty of his wife to the boy, while expressing sadness over the damage done to his family.
The suspect it was learnt, is presently cooling it off at the Anti-Human Trafficking Department of the state Police Command.
Meanwhile, Child Network Protection (CPN), an umbrella body of Non-Governmental Organisations in Ogun State, has picked interest in the case and has also taken over the medical bills of the patient.
The State Coordinator, Peju Osoba told reporters that the boy is gradually responding to treatment but may spend months on admission to achieve full recovery.