The police in Lagos on Monday arrested a man, Adeyemi Adekunle for allegedly brutalised his eight-year-old son who was declared missing.
Adekunle was said to have caused the child serious fracture on both hands and locked him up alongside three of his siblings in their home.
It was gathered that the boy was declared missing on Saturday by the Dopemu Police Station, but he was found on Monday morning and returned to his father.
Angered that the child wandered away, Adekunle, who has since been separated from the kids’ parents, vented his frustration on them.
It was gathered that Adekunle’s landlord who disliked the maltreatment being meted the children by their father and step-mother, reported to the police.
The landlord, it was learnt, notified the police that the man has been looking for a way to send the children out since his separation with their mother.
Detectives were said to have stormed the compound and confirmed what the landlord said, prompting the suspect’s arrest.