Woman arrested for torturing grandchild with hot pot
A GRANDMOTHER, Madam Bosede Adebayo, has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly using hot pot to torture her eight-year old grandchild.
The victim, Miss Tope Oke, a primary two pupil of St. James Primary School, Ijeun-Tuntun, Abeokuta, was accused by her grandmother of eating part of a cooked rice she kept in the kitchen without her consent. Tope is presently on admission at the Abeokuta General Hospital, where as at yesterday, doctors were still battling to save her life.
An eyewitness told The Guardian that the suspect had returned from a party with some cooked rice served at the ceremony and kept it in the kitchen but the hungry granddaughter reportedly ate a portion of it “and to her that was unacceptable”.
She said the suspect first of all beat the victim mercilessly before using the hot pot to cause her body injury.
The incident, which occurred at Baba Olodo House, in Ijeun Titun/Oloronbo community, forced neighbours and other residents to alert the police, as well as the Child Protection Network (CPN), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) and the state Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development.