A couple, Alatile and Omowumi Olamilekan, have been arrested for allegedly torturing a 12-year-old boy, Gbenga Oreniwon with hot pressing iron in Kogi.
The couple’s arrest was ordered by the Chairman, Yagba West Local Government Area of Kogi State, Pius Kolawole, after using hot pressing iron to inflict severe burns on the boy.
According to Toba Abraham, the Senior Special Assistant to the Chairman, Kolawole gotto knew about the incident through a Facebook post and immediately ordered the security team of the council to find the couple and hand them over to the appropriate authorities.
A Facebook user, Fikayomi Aaron had on Saturday, March 10, 2021, posted photos of how Oreniwon sustained serious injuries inflicted on him by the couple, who were suspected to be his guardians.
Kolawole described the action of the couple as evil, saying it was wickedness against humanity.
He vowed to bring the perpetrators to justice.