Shukurat Olufowobi, 30 years old Housewife has been arrested for beating 5 years old Stepson Azeem Olufowobi to death in Ogun State.
DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Ogun State police public relation who confirmed the arrest in a statement made available to newsmen in Abeokuta the Ogun State capital, said in the Statement that the suspect and her husband who lives in Oshodi Oke area of Ogijo in Sagamu local government area of Ogun State was accused to have used an object to hit the boy on the head that resulted to skull injuries which later led to boy death.
The couple reportedly pleaded with the nurse who give the boy first aide treatment not to disclosed what led to boy death.
But the nurse decline their plea which led to their arrest.
Reads, full Statement:
“the suspect was arrested at about 12:30 pm of Sunday 02 02 2020 following an information received from members of the public who informed police at Ogijo division that the deceased boy was beaten with an object on his head which gave him a skull injury that eventually resulted to the death of the victim.More in Home
“Upon the information, the DPO Ogijo division CSP Suleman Baba Muhammed quickly mobilized his detectives to the scene where the couple who have started packing their belongings away from the area were promptly arrested.
“On the fateful day, the boy was beaten on the head with a heavy object which caused him a broken skull resulting to his eventual death”.
“The nurse who gave the victim first aid treatment and informed the couple of her observation was pleaded with by the woman and her friend to lie about the cause of the victim death but she refused because it is against the ethics of her profession”.
“The couple Ayuba Olufowobi and Shukurat Olufowobi are currently undergoing interrogation at Ogijo divisional headquarters and they were helping the police in their investigation.
“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police CP Kenneth Ebrimson has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and prosecution."