A 37-year-old man, Rasaq Adekoya, who allegedly beat his 10-year-old son, Waris Adekoya to death in Ogun State has been arrested by the state police command yesterday night.
The Police Public Relations Officer of the command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who disclosed to journalists in a statement, stated that the father was arrested in Ijebu Igbo by policemen attached to the Ago-Iwoye Division following information from members of the community. He, therefore, said preliminary investigations by the police revealed several marks on the body of the deceased as a result of series of torture from his father.
He added: “Members of the community said the man had subjected the deceased to excessive beating over an allegation of stealing before he finally gave up the ghost last week Tuesday.
However, the corpse of 10-year-old Waris, according to the police spokesperson, had since been deposited at St. Joseph Catholic Hospital Mortuary in Oke-Agbo, Ijebu-Igbo for autopsy. He, however, said the state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, has ordered that the suspect be transferred to Homicide Section of Criminal Investigation and Intelligent Department, Eleweran Abeokuta, for further investigation. He added: “As soon as investigation is concluded, the suspect will be arraigned before a court of competent jurisdiction.”