Lagos, for battering a child under her, the police have arrested another
woman identified simply as Saratu, for allegedly burning the private
parts of her seven-year-old nephew, Razak Qudus.
The young boy, who is a primary four pupil in a private school, lived
with the lady in the Afariogun, Oshodi area of Lagos. It was gathered
that Saratu’s neighbours reported the matter to a coordinator of the
Child Protection Network, Mr. Ebenezer Omejalile, living in the area,
who in turn took the matter to the police.
The matter was reported at Makinde Police Division, Oshodi, and she was arrested.
Speaking with Punch, Mr Omejalile said the victim had been taken to a
hospital for a checkup while the police had charged the lady – Saratu –
He said, “The victim is her nephew. The boy attends a private nursery
and primary school around Afariogun Junction. He was accused of
stealing the money in the school.
“The woman brutalised the boy’s genitals. While we were at the police
station, I also informed the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence
Response Team, Alausa. I am sure justice will be done in this matter.
The boy has been taken into government’s custody.”