Woman ties up son in sack for four days
A woman simply identified as Iya Ayo tied up her son in a sack for four days in Fesojaye community in Osogbo, the Osun State capital. It was gathered that the mother shoved the sacked child into her wardrobe before police rescued the boy on Sunday morning.
The woman was said to have left the boy inside the house and went to church when a neighbour fumigating his surroundings heard him crying for help.
A resident told The Nation that the boy, accused of being possessed of an evil spirit, stole a pack of biscuits, adding that the boy was bound hand and foot before being put in a bean sack.
Chairman of the community, Alfa Shakiru Gbadegesin, confirmed the incident.
The boy’s mother was said not to relate much with anybody in the community.
Gbadegesin said when the woman was away at a church her neighbour was wondering what could be happening inside the house.
He said, “They came to me and I ordered them to report at Oke Baale police station which they did and from there, the police picked the woman up from the church so that she could open her door for police to see what was wrong.
“She opened the door and police found the boy tied up inside her wardrobe. When the boy was untied, he appeared so pale that we had to give him milk. If we did not intervene on time the body would be died.