A middle-aged woman has been arrested by the Ogun State Police for beating her 16-year-old son to death.
Punch reports that the woman who is a resident of No. 40 Ifelodun Street, Onifade-Itele, in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of the state.
According to the State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the incident occurred on Friday, March 17, 2017, in their home.
He said that the suspect hit the deceased on the head with a plank while she was beating him and he immediately fell down and died.
The spokesman said that as soon as the suspect realized what she had done, she connived with her husband to bury the deceased and abandoned the house.
According to Oyeyemi, as soon as the information reached the Divisional Police Officer, Itele Division, Lukmon Adejumo, reportedly led the detectives to investigate the case and the suspect was subsequently tracked down and arrested at Iyana Ipaja in Lagos.
Punch reports that the state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, has commended the men of the Itele Division for the arrest and has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department.
Iliyasu also appealed to the general public to try and control their temperament, especially when attempting to correct the wards/children.