The Edo State Police Command has arrested a man from Akwa Ibom for allegedly torturing his young stepson.

It was reported that the incident occurred on Saturday, May 16, at the Erediuwa neighborhood on Sapele Road in Benin City, Edo State.

According to a neighbor who spoke to the activist and coordinator of the human rights group Talakwa Parliament, the suspect allegedly attacked the boy and burned his body with a hot knife for allegedly stealing N20 to buy groundnuts and sugar which he used to drink garri.