A middle-aged man,
Adekunle, according to Punch, committed the offense in the Dopemu area of the state and was arrested by the Dopemu Police Division, after he fractured the boy’s two arms for missing from home for two days.
It was gathered that the boy had gone missing from their apartment on Kolawole Street, Dopemu, with the father reported a case of missing person to the police the following day after efforts to find him proved abortive.
However, the boy was seen wandering in the area two days later, after which the father was informed.
Adekunle, who had reportedly divorced the victim’s mother and remarried, allegedly beat up the boy and broke his two arms.
When the police were called in to effect an arrest, the boy's four siblings were found locked up in a room in Adekunle’s apartment.
A police source said:
“The man had confessed in his statement that he was guilty of beating his son, and the four other children, whom his first wife has for him. The boy was reported to us by the father as missing on Saturday.
However, when the boy was found on Monday, the father got angry, thinking that the victim played a prank on him and descended heavily on him. The dad caused serious fracture to the boy’s arms in the process.
We also found four other children locked up in the man’s house when we got there. It was the suspect’s landlord that came to report the beating.”
The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Dolapo Badmos, who confirmed the arrest, said the case had been transferred to the gender unit of the state command in Ikeja for further investigation after which the suspect would be charged to court.