A woman, identified as Saratu has been arrested by police in Lagos State for allegedly burning the private parts of her 7-year-old nephew, Razak Qudus. Saratu allegedly burnt the Primary 4 pupil’s private parts with a stove after he was accused of stealing N100 in their Afariogun, Oshodi residence. Saratu’s neighbours reported the matter to a coordinator of the Child Protection Network, Ebenezer Omejalile, living in the area, who in turn reported to the police. Subsequently, the matter was reported at the Makinde Police Division, Oshodi, and Saratu was arrested.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the arrest. She said, “The suspect rubbed pepper on the boy’s genitals and started beating him. The boy in the process fell on a burning stove and incurred burns in his private parts. The suspect has been charged to court and remanded in prison.”