The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 37-year-old man, Rasak Adekoya, for allegedly beating his 10-year-old son to death in the Ago Iwoye area of the state.
Our correspondent gathered that Adekoya was arrested on Tuesday by the Ago Iwoye Police Division.
A source told our correspondent that the deceased, Waris, had been allegedly tortured by his father on several occasions.
He said some community leaders had warned him against the act, adding that the torture allegedly did not abate.
The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, had ordered that the suspect be charged to court.
He said, “Members of the community, where the suspect lived, gave the police a tip-off. The community accused the man of subjecting the boy to excessive beating.
“Preliminary investigation revealed several marks on the body of the deceased boy as a result of series of torture from the suspect. The corpse has been deposited at St. Joseph Catholic Hospital Mortuary, Oke-Agbo, Ijebu Igbo.
“CP Iliyasu has ordered that the suspect be transferred to the Homicide Section of the Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Abeokuta, for further investigation.”Punch