New Wife breaks Arms & Legs of her 5yrs old Stepson (Photo)

The degree of wickedness in the hearts of some women these days...quite worrisome... A housewife, Fatimoh Olanrewaju, has been arrested by the police in Ogun State for allegedly breaking the arms and legs of her five-year old stepson, Iyanu Olanrewaju.

The boy is now receiving treatment at the Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta, after he was admitted on Thursday.

The woman, now in custody of the Anti-Human Trafficking Department of the police command, was said to have committed the crime at Onihale village, along old Abeokuta-Lagos expressway.

The biological mother of the victim reportedly divorced his father about two years ago, and the boy had been living with his stepmother and father.

Residents of the area told PT that Mrs. Olanrewaju had been maltreating the boy even though many of them had repeatedly cautioned her.

However, Mrs. Olanrewaju’s recent attack on the boy which resulted in the fracture of his arms and legs stirred the anger of the residents who immediately invited the police.

The victim was initially taken to the General Hospital at Ifo, but the management had to transfer him to the Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta, as a result of the high degree of injuries.

When PT visited Iyanu at the hospital, he was still in pains, with bruises on his face and his hands.

His father, Idowu Olanrewaju, expressed shock at his wife’s brutality on the child.
Mr. Olanrewaju, a butcher, appealed for financial assistance from the public to enable him settle the boy’s hospital bills. 

However, the Child Network Protection, has offered to pay the medical bills of the patient.

The State Coordinator, Peju Osoba, said the victim, who is gradually responding to treatment, would still need financial support, pointing out that he might be spending months on admission considering his present condition.

She said Mr. Olanrewaju is struggling financially and could not afford the medical bills, adding that the little support from the network would be inadequate to see the child through the treatment.

“Up till now, the financial aspect of the support has been borne majorly by CPN,” Ms. Osoba said. “By Monday, we would have exhausted what we have. We need some clothes, money for food and for drugs and treatment for the child.”

“There are indications that the child may have to stay for about one month. Please come over to Macedonia and help us,” she added.

CNP released its account number 1140023556 with Skye Bank for individuals and corporate bodies who would want to support the boy’s welfare.

The state Police PRO, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident, and the arrest of the housewife.