A couple, Alatile and Omowumi Olamilekan, have been arrested for allegedly using hot pressing iron to inflict severe burns on a 12-year-old boy, Gbenga Oreniwon.
The Chairman, Yagba West Local Government Area of Kogi State, Pius Kolawole, ordered the arrest of the couple.
The Senior Special Assistant to the Chairman, Toba Abraham, said immediately Kolawole got wind of the incident through a Facebook post, he ordered the security team of the council to find the couple and hand them over to the appropriate authorities.
One Fikayomi Aaron had on Saturday, March 10, 2021, posted on her Facebook page that Oreniwon sustained serious injuries inflicted on him by the couple, who were suspected to be the boy’s guardians.
When the council chairman got the information, he vowed to bring the perpetrators to justice.
Kolawole, who condemn the abuse of the child, described the action of the couple as evil, saying it was wickedness against humanity.
A resident of Egbe, Jacob Oluyemi, who described the action of Kolawole as showing capacity for leadership, expressed appreciation to the council boss for his quick action to apprehend the couple.