The Ogun State Police Command has picked up a 37-year-old man, Rasak Adekoya, for allegedly beating his 10-year-old son, Wariz Adekoya, to death.
Adekoya reportedly sent his own son to the great beyond for stealing.
According to the state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspect was arrested by policemen attached to Ago-Iwoye Division of the command following a tip off from members of the community.
The police spokesperson said preliminary investigation had showed several marks on the body of the deceased as a result of series of torture from the suspect.
Oyeyemi, said the corpse had been deposited at St. Joseph Catholic Hospital Mortuary, Oke-Agbo, Ijebu-Igbo for autopsy.
He said the state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, had ordered that the suspect be transferred to Homicide Section of Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Eleweran, Abeokuta for further investigation.