A-65 -year -old landlord in Ogun, Samuel Adekoya, has been arrested for allegedly tying 11-year-old children of his tenant on hands and legs like goat and dragging them on ground with the rope after beating them with cable wire for allegedly defecating on his compound in Ijebu Ode area of the state.
Adekoya was arrested by the Police following report by the mother of the twins, Mrs Gbenisola Olishe, identified as Taiwo and Kehinde Olishe at Ijebu Ode Police Command area.
She stated further that the twins sustained varying degrees of body injuries as a result of the wicked act melted on them by the landlord.
According to the Police, one of the twins is currently on admission at Ijebu Ode general hospital due to injury he sustained while he was being dragged on ground by the suspect.
However, the Adekoya was recorded on video while carrying out the cruel act.
“The suspect was arrested following a complain lodged at Ijebu Ode area command by the twins’ mother Mrs Gbenisola Olishe, who reported that, while she was away on her business, she received a phone call from a good Samaritan informing her that her landlord was seen tied her twins hands and legs like goat and dragging them on ground with the rope after beaten them with cable wire.
“Upon the report, the Area commander ijebu Ode, ACP Adeniyi Omosanyin, detailed some policemen to the scene where the two boys who were met tying down on both legs and hands were rescued and taken to hospital for treatment.
“The suspect who happened to be the landlord of the victims’ parents was promptly arrested and taken to the station.
“On interrogation, the suspect explained to the police that he was informed that one of the twins excreted within the compound despite his warning that the compound must be be kept clean always. When asked to take policemen to where the excreta is, he said the boy has already washed it.
“One of the twins is currently on admission at Ijebu Ode general hospital due to injury he sustained while he was being dragged on ground by the suspect.
“Meanwhile, the commissioner of police, CP Lanre Bankole, has ordered that the case be thoroughly investigated, and that the suspect must be arraigned in court as soon as investigation is concluded,” Abimbola Oyeyemi, spokesperson for Ogun Police Command said in a statement.