….Minor Hospitalised after Mother dipped hands in hot water over pot of soup

The Ondo State Police Command has apprehended three persons for alleged stealing of two Children in Ikare Akoko and Okitipupa areas of the state.

Similarly, the police arrested a woman who maltreated her granddaughter by

dipping the girl’s hands inside hot water and kept her in the house because she allegedly stole from her pot of soup and the hands were almost rotten.

Speaking with newsmen in Akure while parading some suspects, the State Police Public Relations officer, Mrs Funmi Odunlami said “On the 1st of July, 2022, a case of Child Stealing was reported at Ore Division,  a grandmother sent her grand daughter Precious Aje 5years, on errand and on her way she was accosted by one Adeola Omoniyi of Ilutitun in Okitipupa area of the state, held her and was taking her away but for the neighbours who recognized the child and raised alarm before she was rescued.

According to the police Spokesperson,

The suspect confessed to have stolen Two kids which she sold for Thirty Thousand Naira Only each while she said her father was the one who sold the children.

The police said Her father has been arrested and he is helping the Police with necessary information needed.

“Also, on the 6th of July, 2022, at Ikare-Akoko, one Mrs. Bamitale left her 3years old child in her shop to buy some toiletries, before she came back, one Aanu Afolabi Aged 23 went into the shop carried the girl and backed her, as she was about crossing the road, she ran into a motorcyclist, while the motorcyclist and people around where trying to help her, one of the sympathisers realize the the child she was carrying belongs to her neighbour and raised alarm.

“On the 6th of June, 2022, a concerned neighbour reported a case of child abuse against one Mrs. Christiana Kehinde ‘f’ Aged 52 of No. 13 Abejoye Odojoka, Ondo town.

“She stated further that the woman who was always fond of maltreating her granddaughter Suliat Tunde ‘f’ Aged 8, dipped the girls hand inside hot water and kept her in the house because she stole from her pot of soup and that the hand was almost rotten.

“Investigation has commenced as the suspect claim she was only trying to use that as a measure to curtail her from eating her soup without her consent.

“The girl has been referred to Trauma center in Ondo town for plastic surgery,” the PPRO said.

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