A middle-aged woman, simply identified as Iya Ayo, was arrested for docking her 10-year-old son, Ayo, in a sack and locking him up inside a wardrobe for four days within the Fesojaye community, Owode, in Osun State, Thewoman reportedly bound her son last Thursday until on Sunday May 16 when a neighbor heard his cry out for help. The neighbor immediately alerted the leaders of the community who successively alerted the police, the lady was arrested and her son freed.
When interrogated, Iya Ayo who is separated from Ayo’s father, said her son was possessed with an evil spirit and was in the habit of stealing people’s money.
Confirming the incident to LIB, the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Yemisi Opalola, said the lady was arrested and made to sign an undertaking never to maltreat the kid . Opalola said efforts are being made to look for the daddy of the kid so the woman can hand Ayo over to him.
She added that the police are closely monitoring things.