A 45-year-old vehicle mechanic identified as Surakat Idowu has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command over abuse of his five year old child, at their Kayode Toyeso Street, Ikotun residence. The incident happened on August 22 2016.
"The mechanic had a quarrel with his wife and divorced her in 2013 when the girl was just two years old. On that Monday, he asked her to go and dispose of her faeces in a potty in a latrine at the backyard of the house. But the area was slippery and the girl fell, splashing the faeces on the floor.
"The father became angry and got a hot iron. He began to beat her with the hot surface of the iron until the girl’s face became swollen. We tried to caution him, but he would not listen. That was how the matter got to the police."