One Kudirat Oyediran has been arrested by the police in Ogun State for allegedly maltreating and inflicting injuries on her stepdaughter, Rachael Oyediran.

 Oyediran . a hairdresser inflicted several injuries on the five-years old girl for bed wetting and disobedience. The victim lost her mother five years ago when she was three months old and has been under the care of her step mother.

When the incident was reported to the police at the Onipanu division, the suspect was arrested.

The Abeokuta, Ogun State indigene, reportedly told the police that she beat Rachael for being “obstinate”, adding that she only used brooms to beat her.

In her words, “She is my stepdaughter and I have been taking good care of her. But she is very stubborn. If I give an instruction, she won’t follow it. She is bed-wetting and I have cautioned her several times. She is also fond of stealing pieces of meat from the pot of stew. I only beat her with brooms; I don’t use any object on her. I promise not to beat her again.”

The father of Rachael was made to sign an undertaken that hence, Rachael will be taken proper care of while the suspect would be charged to court, the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed the incident via a text message.

He added that the force will not tolerate any form of child maltreatment.