Shade Adelowo, a 31-year-old woman from Ogun State, has been arrested for reportedly injuring an 11-year-old kid named Kehinde Ojo, the son of her neighbor, with a razor blade.
Adelowo had accused the child of taking N3,000 from her handbag on Sunday, according to Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer.
The culprit, a mother of two who lives in Agbado’s Giwa Oke-Aro neighborhood, was apprehended after the victim’s mother filed a case with the Agbado police station.
The mother had alleged that the suspect had accused her son of stealing her money and had injured him with a razor blade, according to police.
Following the incident, CSP Kehinde Kuranga, the DPO of the Agbado division, was reported to have dispatched detectives to the location to apprehend the culprit.
“On interrogation, the woman claimed that the victim who used to stay with her whenever his mother is not around, stole N3,000 from her purse and that she did not know what came over her to inflict such grievous injuries on the boy,” Oyeyemi said.
He added that the suspect claimed that she had been taking care of the boy and his twin brother for a while, adding that the incident was the “devil’s handiwork.”
According to Oyeyemi, the preliminary inquiry found that the victim’s mother, who had three children, had been abandoned by her husband.
According to Oyeyemi, the mother worked menial jobs to support her children, whom she left in the care of the suspect whenever she needed to go to work.
“She stated further that it was a thing of surprise for her when she saw what the suspect did such to her son because she had been very good to her in the past,” it was said.
While disclosing that the victim had been taken to hospital for treatment, Oyeyemi added that Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the anti-human trafficking and child labour unit.