For Inflicting burns on a 12 year old child under their custody, Mr Alatile and his wife Omowumi Olamilekan have been arrested.
It was gathered that the couple used hot electric pressing iron to inflict severe burns on the child, Gbenga Oreniwon.
The arrest of the two was effected after one Fikayomi Aaron on Saturday, March 10, 2021, posted on her Facebook page that “Oreniwon sustained serious injuries inflicted on him by the couple, who were suspected to be the boy’s guardians.”
Learning of the brutal action and the child’s situation, the Chairman, Yagba West Local Government Area of Kogi State, Pius Kolawole ordered the arrest of the couple.
The Senior Special Assistant to the Chairman, Toba Abraham, who confirmed Alatile and his wife’s arrest, said immediately Kolawole got wind of the incident through a Facebook post, he ordered the security team of the council to find them and hand them over to the appropriate authorities.
Kolawole described the action of the couple as evil, saying it was wickedness against humanity. Reacting to the incident, a resident of Egbe, Jacob Oluyemi, described Kolawole’s action as showing capacity for leadership, expressed appreciation to the council boss for his quick action to apprehend the couple.