Men of the Ogun State Police Command have apprehended a man for burning his 5-year-old son’s buttock, mouth and fingers for stealing cooked fish.

The man identified as Idowu Sikiru, committed the said offence at Itowo in Oke Sopen area of Ijebu Igbo, Ogun State and was arrested after a member of the public alerted the police.

Ogun State’s Police Spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi said the suspect forcefully placed his son Segun on an aluminum plate when it was red hot after accusing him of stealing cooked fish.

The child 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. Sikiru will be be prosecuted after the investigation has been concluded.

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