The Police in Ogun arrested Shade Adelowo for using a razor blade to inflict injuries on an 11-year-old boy, Kehinde ojo.
The woman alleged that Ojo, a son of her neighbor, stole N3,000 from her purse, Police spokesperson Abimbola Oyeyemi said on Monday.
The mother of two, who resides at the Giwa Oke Aro area of Agbado, was arrested following a complaint.
DPO Agbado Division, CSP Kehinde Kuranga dispatched his detectives to the scene.
31-year-old Adelowo claimed she didn’t know what made her to commit the act.
Preliminary investigation showed that the victim’s mum and three children were since abandoned by her husband.
She does menial jobs to take care of the kids and leaves them with the suspect when out for work.
Little Ojo has been taken to a hospital for medical treatment and is responding.
Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered the transfer of Adelowo to the Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit for prosecution.