The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 37-year-old man, Rasak Adekoya, for beating his 10-year-old son, Wariz Adekoya, to death.
The suspect was reported to have beaten his son to death for stealing.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspect was arrested by policemen attached to Ago-Iwoye Division of the command following a tip off from members of the community.
He said preliminary investigation has revealed several marks on the body of the deceased as a result of series of torture from the suspect.
Oyeyemi, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, said the the corpse has been deposited at St. Joseph Catholic Hospital Mortuary, Oke-Agbo, Ijebu-Igbo for autopsy.
He said the state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, has ordered that the suspect be transferred to Homicide Section of Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Eleweran, Abeokuta for further investigation.
He said as soon as investigation was concluded, the suspect would be charged to court.