One Madam Bosede Adebayo, on Tuesday, allegedly inflicted injuries on her eight-year-old grandchild for eating her rice without being ordered to do so.
Madam Adebayo had returned from a party with cooked rice served at the ceremony and kept it in the kitchen, but her grandchild, Tope Oke, ate part of the food without her consent.
According to reports, the grandmother first beat the victim mercilessly before using a heated pot to inflict injuries on her body at her residence in Baba Olodo House, Ijeun-Tuntun/ Olorombo community in Abeokuta, Ogun state.
Her shout for help reportedly attracted neighbours who alerted the police and officials of the state Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development.
The victim, a primary two pupil of St. James Primary School, Ijeun-Tuntun, Abeokuta, has since been admitted at the State Hospital, Ijaiye, Abeokuta, while her grandmother is in police custody at the Ibara Police Station, Abeokuta and arrangements are being made to transfer the case to the Anti- Human Trafficking Department.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, when contacted, confirmed the incident to newsmen, stating that the suspect would be charged to court upon conclusion of investigation.
Meanwhile, the Special Adviser, SA, to the governor on Women Affairs and Social Development, Adenike Osoba, and a Senior Social Welfare Officer, Mrs. Wonuola Kassim, were said to have stormed the police station to monitor the case with a view to pursuing it to a logical conclusion.
The SA told journalists that the authority will not fold its arms and condone such illegality or allow anybody to maltreat children or any other person.
She said the victim will also be taken to the ministry’s custody after proper medication, noting that the action of the suspect was crude and dehumanizing.
According to her, the law will take its course on the matter.