Shade Adelowo, 31, was detained by Ogun state police command on Sunday, October 24, for inflicting significant injuries all over the body of one Kehinde Ojo, an eleven-year-old kid who is her neighbor’s son, over an allegation that the little boy stole the sum of N3000 from her purse.


The suspect, a mother of two who lives in Agbado’s Giwa oke aro area, was apprehended after the victim’s mother filed a report with the Agbado divisional headquarters, alleging that the suspect accused her son, who used to stay with her whenever she wasn’t around, of stealing #3000 from her purse, prompting her to use a razor blade to impose critical injuries.

DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the spokesperson of the state police confirmed the incident saying that CSP Kehinde Kuranga, the DPO of Agbado division visited the scene with his detectives to effect the arrest of the suspect.

On interrogation, she claimed that the victim who used to stay with her whenever his mother is not around stole #3000 from her purse, and that she didn’t know what come over her that made her to inflict such grievous injuries on the boy. She further claimed that she has been taken care of the boy and his twin brother for quiet some time now, and that what happened on that fateful day is devil’s handwork.” he said

Upon interrogation, it was gathered that the mother of three has been abandoned by her husband and he is nowhere to be found.

The woman has been engaging in menial jobs to take care of the three children, and whenever she is going out for work, she will take the children to the suspect who happened to be her neighbor. She stated further that it was a thing of surprise for her when she saw what the suspect did to her son, because she has been very good to her in the past. 

The victim has been taken to hospital for medical treatment and he is responding to treatment.” he said

The suspect has been transferred to the anti-human trafficking and child labour unit of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department by the spokesperson of the police, CP Lanre Bankole for further questioning.