The Ogun state police command says it has arrested a 30yr previous housewife, Shukurat Olufowobi a resident of the Oshodi Oke space of Ogijo for allegedly beating her 5-year-old stepson Azeem Olufowobi to dying.
According to a press assertion by the Ogun state police public relations officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspect was arrested following an info obtained from members of the general public who advised police at Ogijo division that the deceased boy was crushed with an object on his head which gave him a cranium harm that finally resulted to the dying
“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,” the police spokesman mentioned.
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.
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“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 instant switch of the suspects to the murder part of the state felony investigation and intelligence division for additional investigation and prosecution.