Woman Allegedly Tortures 7-Year-Old Stepson To Death For Eating Her Food Without Her Consent
Oluwabunmi Metofik: Woman Allegedly Tortures 7-Year-Old Stepson To Death For Eating Her Food
Things are really happening oh! So the age-long stories of stepmothers being terrible beings are true? Well, most of them. A 7-year-old boy identified as Femi Metofik has been tortured to death by his stepmother, Oluwabunmi Metofik because he ate her food with her consent. It’s understood the deceased lived with Oluwabunmi and her three children in the Simawa area of Ogun State while his father who is a pastor, stays in Ibadan, Oyo State.
According to Punch, Oluwabunmi inflicted serious injuries on Femi’s head and leg with a sharp object. She then rushed him to a private hospital in the community on June 4, but he was rejected because he was in a coma. Eventually, the woman rushed her stepson to a health centre in the community which referred him to Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, where he was confirmed dead.
It was a good samaritan who saw Femi’s state at the health centre that alerted a vigilance group in the neighbourhood. The group then organized a search for the woman and her husband and they were arrested on Wednesday and handed over to the police at the Ogijo division. One of the vigilantes, who gave his name only as Denis, said:
“A Good Samaritan told us on Monday that a woman brought a boy to the hospital with lacerations on his head and leg and that the boy had lost a lot of blood. We later knew that she took the boy to OOUTH where he died. After searching through the community , we located her house on Wednesday . We were outside for about 30 minutes ; they did not open the door for us. We brought her and her husband to our office.”
A community leader who identified himself as Toyin Oladoyin, said the woman has already confessed that she was responsible for Femi’s injuries adding that the pastor was mounting pressure on the police to release his wife. He said:
“She said she bought food and kept it at home while she went to fetch water . According to her, by the time she returned, the boy had eaten part of the food. She said she beat her up the way she would do to her children. She admitted that he sustained the injuries on his head while he was beating him . Her neighbours testified that she usually beat the boy . Her eldest child also said she used a stick and knife to torture Femi.
“We took her and her husband to the palace and later handed them over to the police . The husband is a pastor in Ibadan . He said his wife told him on the telephone on Monday that Femi was sick and had been admitted to OOUTH. He said by the time he got to the hospital, the boy had died and they decided to bury him at Ayepe Cemetery . We asked for the receipt the cemetery gave them for the burial , they said they did not collect it . The man said he and the boy ’ s mother had separated . He told the police that the boy died naturally and that the suspect should be released because she is pregnant .”
The Police Public Relations Officer in Ogun State, ASP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the police had already sent for Femi’s mother adding that her statement would determine the next line of action. He said:
“The case was reported to the police . The father of the deceased boy said his wife was not responsible for his death and that she should be released . He admitted that his wife beat him for an offence . He said the child was sick and that the death was a coincidence . He said the beating did not lead to the death.”
“The mother of the deceased boy is in Oyo State . We are waiting for her arrival. If the mother says the woman killed the boy , it is another thing entirely.”
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Femi Metofik: Woman Allegedly Tortures 7-Year-Old Stepson To Death For Eating Her Food
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