Man ‘burns’ daughter with iron

The police in Lagos have arrested a man who allegedly beat his five-year-old daughter with hot iron.

Surakat Idowu, 46, a resident of 8, Kayode Toyoso Street, off Liasu Road in Ikotun, a Lagos suburb, was arrested after his neighbour reported the toddler’s battery.

The suspect allegedly burnt the child with hot iron on her face and private part because she slipped and fell inside a gutter.

It was gathered that the suspect gave the toddler waste to throw into the latrine but the child slipped on her way and fell in a gutter.

Angered by the development, the man was said to have beaten the girl before burning her with hot iron.

The girl’s mother was said to have been separated from her father for more than two years and efforts were on to trace the woman.

Police Commissioner Fatai Owoseni said the victim was receiving treatment at a hospital, adding that the suspect who was being interrogated at the command will be charged for child abuse and assault occasioning harm.

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