By Fisayo Akinduro, Osogbo
The Osun State Government said it has ordered the arrest of a woman, Funmilayo Olalere, who beat her grandchild on her eye with broom which stucked and damaged the boy’s eye.
Olalere, residing in Amondo village, near Ile-Ife, has been arrested by the police for assaulting her grandchild living with her.
The Hope Metro gathered that the suspect beat the victim with a broom, which stucked in one of her eyes and damaged it.
Rather than taking the victim to a hospital after she sustained the injury, the grandmother was said to have opted for self-treatment and applied urine on the eye.
It was learnt that the suspect had been referred to the Osun Women’s Clinic, where she would undergo psychotherapy pending her arraignment in court.
The Osun State Commissioner for Women, Children and Social Affairs, Olubukola Olaboopo, said her ministry got information that the suspect, popularly called ‘Iya Ibeji Olowo’ used a broom on the child.
“Based on the information, we traced the address, which is very remote and the ministry caused the woman to be arrested. She is to be charged to court soon.
“I advice parents and guardians to be humane while disciplining their children, as any violence against children would be met with stiff penalty,” the commissioner said.