Sikiru has inflicted grievous harm on the body of his son over an allegation that the small boy stole a fish.
According to reports he, put an aluminum plate on fire and when the plate was red-hot, he forcefully sat the boy on it, thereby burning his buttocks.
The man use the same plate to burn the victim’s fingers and part of his mouth.
The small boy was rushed to hospital for treatment.
DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, police spokesperson in the state, on Sunday confirmed that the suspect is a resident of Itowo in Oke Sopen area of Ijebu Igbo.
According to the police spokesman, Sikiru was arrested in Ijebu Igbo Division when members of the public alerted that he was about to kill the boy.
On the strength of the information, the DPO, Ijebu Igbo division, SP Kazeem Solotan quickly mobilized his detectives to the area where the suspect was arrested.