Posted by Ojo Oyewamide | 29 January 2019 | 1,099 times
Ajoke Adebayo, wife of a police officer, has reportedly tortured her 14-year-old son, Matthew Adebayo, to death at Oda area of Akure, Ondo state capital.
Sources say the woman and Idowu Adebayo, her brother-in-law, who was said to have participated in the beating of the deceased, had been arrested by the police.
The JSS 3 student was allegedly tortured to death by the suspects for stealing a sum of N21,000 from the bank account of his mother, Ajoke.
It was learnt that after the woman discovered that her son had stolen money from her bank account, she informed her husband, Ayodele Adebayo, about the crime allegedly committed by their son.
Adebayo reportedly ordered his brother, Idowu, to discipline the deceased.
“The woman (Ajoke) called her husband, informing him about what the son did. So, the husband then called his younger brother to discipline the boy.
“As Idowu was beating the boy, Ajoke too joined in the beating, inflicting injuries on the body of the boy. After beating the boy, they also locked him inside a room and went away.
“It was the boy’s friends in the area that called the attention of the neighbours to the torturing of the boy.
“Later when they opened the door of where the boy was locked in, he was already unconscious. He was rushed to the hospital where he gave up the ghost,” a source said.
He added that men of the State Police Command were invited to the scene immediately after the incident.
Femi Joseph, Police Public Relations Officer in the state, confirmed the incident and said investigation had commenced, adding that efforts were ongoing to arrest the father of the boy.
Joseph said: “We have arrested the two suspects and very soon, we will arrest the police father who gave the order to beat the boy. He is not serving in our Command here but he would soon be arrested.”
•Sourced from a Daily Independent report
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