Stepmother tortures stepson to death over food

Oyo State police command has arrested Oluwabunmi Metofik for unproven torturing Femi, her 7-years-old stepson to death for eating her food without her consent..

Femi lived with Oluwabunmi and her three children in Simawa area of Ogun state, while his father is a pastor in Ibadan, Oyo state…

The woman reportedly punished Femi for the act by inflicting injuries on his head and leg with a sharp object..

Femi was later rushed to a private hospital by Oluwabunmi on June 4, when he went into a coma but was rejected..

The woman was said to have taken him to another health centre in the community which referred him to Olabisi Onabanjo university Teaching Hospital, where Femi was confirmed dead..

It was gathered that a good Samaritan, who saw the injuries on the boy at the health centre, alerted a vigilance group in the neighborhood…

The group was said to have carried out a search on the woman and her husband, who were eventually arrested on Wednesday and handed over to the police at the Ogijo division. .

Toyin Oladoyin, A community leader, said the woman confessed that she was responsible for the injuries, adding that the pastor was mounting pressure on the police to release his wife…

Oluwabunmi eldest child also said, “she used a stick and knife to torture Femi..

The Police Public Relations Officer in Ogun state, ASP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the police has invited the deceased mother, adding that her statement would determine the next line of action…

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