What could have robbed a man of his expected love towards his child that could make him treat his son like a condemned criminal?
One Adeoye Oreyomi, 41, who allegedly resorted to administering jungle justice on his 13-year-old son, for his claimed offense of pilfering, has been picked up by men of the Ogun State Police Command.
The suspect was said to have callously chained the son, Demola, a development that attracted neighbours’ attention.
A statement by the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Abimbola Oyeyemi, said; “the suspect, who resides at No 9, Dokun Street, Ewuga, Shagamu claimed that his 13-year-old son stole his N2000 as a result of which he striped the boy naked, tied his hands and legs and padlocked the chain.
“Neighbours, afraid that the boy might die, alerted the Shagamu Divisional Headquarters, and the DPO, SP Aduroja Moses, led his men to the scene where the boy, who was soaked in his own blood, was rescued and his father arrested. The tortured boy was taken to Owokoniran Hospital, Shagamu for medical attention”, Oyeyemi stated.
The PPRO further declared that the state Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmed Iliyasu, had ordered that the suspect be charged to court as soon as investigation was concluded.
“The CP also warned that the command would not tolerate any act of lawlessness from anybody, no matter how highly placed the person may be”, Oyeyemi said.