The neighbours of the wicked aunt reported her to the Child Protection Network, who took action by informing the police of the matter.
According to Punch Metro, this was her way of correcting the boy, who allegedly stole N100 from the angry aunt.
This happened in Afariogun, Oshodi, where Razak, who is a primary four pupil, lived with Saratu.
Some neighbours in the area however reported the case to Ebenezer Omejalile, the coordinator of the Child Protection Network.
Omejalile, who spoke to Punch, 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.”
SP Dolapo Badmos, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer confirmed the incident. She alleged that suspect rubbed pepper on the boy’s genetials.
Badmos said, “The suspect rubbed pepper on the boy’s genitals and started beating him.”
“The boy in the process fell on a burning stove and incurred burns in his private parts. The suspect has been charged to court and remanded in prison.”
Relevant authorities such as the Lagos State Office of the Public Defender, have also been notified of the incident.