Operatives of the Ogun State Security Network, Amotekun Corps, have arrested a 45-year-old man, Gbenga Ogunfadeke, for allegedly ch@ining and l%cking his two children in solitary confinement which led to their d£ath.
The State Commander of Amotekun, David Akinremi, in a statement on Wednesday, April 19, said the suspect, a father of three, was arrested in Ibiade, Waterside LGA of the state, following a complaint by his ex-wife.
He said the suspect had been maltr£ating the children, whose ages range from 16, 17 and 18 since he took custody of them following his cra$hed marriage with their mother, Busola Otusegun.
“One of the three children came across his aunty in Ibiade where he currently lives with his father (suspect) and narrated their experience with their father which led to the d£aths of his two elder siblings – Yusuf Ogunfadeke (18) and Dasola Ogunfadeke (17), between April and June, 2022 in Ijebu-Ode, where they were all living with the suspect until he relocated to Ibiade.
According to child, their father ch@ined and l%cked them in solitary confinement, without food and water for over three months which led to the d£aths of the two siblings, but he miraculously survived the ordeal.
The suspect admitted the alleged confinement of the children for months, but denied not feeding them and being responsible for their d£aths.
He said his action was based on the children’s involvement in st£aling. He claimed that the two deceased children were taken to hospital for treatment at different times when they fell ill, but unfortunately di£d in the process.
What is however curious about his defence is that we couldn’t locate the hospital where he claimed the two children di£d in Ijebu Ode and the place where he allegedly b¥ried them in Ijebu-Ode before relocating toIbiade.
The fact that he refused to make the incidents known to any member of the family also gives cause for concern, especially as the suspect is a herbalist, thus further fueling the suspicion of having k#lled the deceased for possible ritu@ls,” he said.