The Police in Ogun state has arrested a housewife for assaulting five year-old Iyanu Olanrewaju. The suspect, Fatimoh Olanrewaju, is the step mother to the victim. The attack left little Iyanu with fractured arm and legs. She is currently on admission at the Children Ward of Federal Medical Centre, Idi – Aba, Abeokuta.
Fatimoh was arrested by the Anti-Human Trafficking Department of the Ogun State Police Command. The Nation gathered that she committed the crime at their residence at Onihale village on the Ifo Stretch of the old Abeokuta-Lagos expressway. Iyanu was first taken to Ifo General Hospital after the attack, but later referred to the Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta as a result of the grave harm suffered.
Villagers told reporters that the stepmother maltreats the innocent child always. They said when they could not bear the injuries regularly being inflicted on the boy anymore, they had to invite the police. Iyanu’s father, Idowu Olanrewaju, a butcher, told reporters that he was shocked by the cruelty of his wife to the boy and also confirmed the arrest of the wife.
Meanwhile, Child Network Protection (CPN), an umbrella body of Non-Governmental Organisations in Ogun State, has picked interest in the case and has also taken over the medical bills of the patient. The State Coordinator, Peju Osoba told reporters that the boy is gradually responding to treatment but may spend months on admission to achieve full recovery. The Nation