Road, Ikotun, was nabbed after his neighbour reported the toddler’s
battery to the police.
The suspect allegedly burnt the child with hot iron on her face and private part because she slipped and fell inside a gutter.
Angered by the development, the man reportedly beat the girl mercilessly before burning her with hot iron.
Their correspondent learnt that the girl’s mother has been separated
from her abusive father for over two years and efforts were on to trace
Confirming the development, the state Police Commissioner, Fatai Owoseni
, said the victim was receiving treatment at a hospital, adding that
the suspect who was being interrogated at the command will be charged
for child abuse and assault occasioning harm.