Lagos State Government is set to take custody of a 5-year-old girl who was bruised and abused by her 46-year-old father, Sukurat Idowu, a resident of Ikotun. He was arrested after he burnt his daughter’s face and private part with hot iron because she allegedly fell into a gutter.
Confirming the new development, the Lagos state police spokesman, Dolapo Badmos, stated that the state government had already indicated interest in taking over the abused child, who is currently being treated at one of the state hospitals. In his words, he said,
‘The Lagos state government, through its domestic and sexual response team, through ministry of youth and social development, has shown interest in taking over the child.’