A woman identified as Iya Ayo reportedly tied her son, Ayo in sacks for four days for stealing and possessing evil spirit.
The incident occurred in Fesojaye community, Owoade, along Ilesa road, Osun state.
It was gathered that the woman tied the boy’s hands and legs and threw him into three-sack since Thursday.
The boy, about 10 years old, was said to be crying for help on Sunday when a neighbour fumigating beside the building heard his voice.
Rather than entering the building to assist the boy, the neighbour went to the community leader’s house to inform him of the development and was told to inform the Police.
The matter was reported at the Oke-Baale police station in Osogbo, where a police officer was detailed to the community and ensure that the mother was excused from the Celestial Church she attends to the house, where the boy was freed.
According to an eyewitness, the boy was weak when he was freed from the sack as resident of the community started raining curses on the woman for the way she treated the boy.
Her mother was heard saying the boy had frustrated her, hence, the treatment meted to him. “Why would Ayo be stealing from people, he has frustrated me, he is possessed by evil spirit. I am right to have treated him that way”, she said.
However, the community leader, Alfa Shakiru Gbadegesin said the community was aware of the incident through a neighbour who was fumigating his surroundings and heard the boys crying for help.
“We heard of the incident yesterday morning around 11:30am, that Iya Ayo, tie Ayo hands and legs and throw him in a sack, two from his leg upward and one through his head and lick him in a wardrobe since.
”A neighbour clearing weeds heard the boy’s voice calling for help and rather than open the door, he first came to report the matter to me and I asked them to report the matter at the police station at Owoade and a police officer followed them to the house after getting her from the Celestial Church she attends”.
He, however, said the woman was not coherent when she was responding to questions put to her, but added she has been released from the police station and the boy handed back to her.