The Police in Ogun State yesterday arrested a 30-year-old housewife, Shukurat Olufowobi, for allegedly beating her five-year-old stepson, Azeem Olufowobi, to death.
The suspect, who is a resident of Oshodi Oke Area of Ogijo, Sagamu LGA, was arrested alongside her husband, Ayuba Olufowobi, following a report received at Ogijo Divisional headquarters.
It was gathered that some residents of the area had informed the police that the victim died following an injury he sustained in his head having been allegedly beaten with an object by the prime suspect.
A statement issued by the Police Spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi on Sunday alleged that the woman and her husband “hurriedly took the corpse of the victim to Ajah in Lagos State where he was secretly buried.”
Oyeyemi said that operatives at Ogijo Division led by Suleman Baba Muhammed quickly mobilized his detectives to the scene where the couple, who were said to have been packing their belongings, were promptly arrested.
(Text, excluding headline, courtesy of Daily Trust)