arrested a couple, Nasiru Adeyemo and Idayat Adeyemo, for allegedly
cutting off the finger of their daughter, Abibat, and abandoning her in a
suspects tied up the seven-year-old in a white sack to stop her from
escaping before disposing of her in the bush.
residents were said to have noticed the sack and called the attention of
policemen from the Owode Egba division to it.
said to have been found unconscious and was rushed to a hospital where
she was resuscitated.
Oyeyemi, who confirmed the incident, said the victim told the police
that her father, Nasiru, and stepmother, Idayat, cut off her finger and
threw her into the bush for money ritual.
following a distress call from members of the public that a strange load
in a sack was sighted in the Asabala area, along Papalanto/Sagamu Road.
Divisional Police Officer, Owode Egba, CSP Shehu Alao, led his men to
the scene where the load, which was inside a white rice sack, was
girl that was inside. One of her right hand fingers had been cut off.
She was tied, put inside the sack and dumped on the roadside since
Friday, August 11.
alive, she was taken to a hospital for medical attention. It was when
she regained consciousness that she informed the police that her father
and stepmother were the ones who cut off her finger, tied and put her
inside the sack. She said they dumped her inside the bush for her to
die. The father and stepmother were arrested on Sunday, August 13.”
Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, had ordered the transfer of the case to the
Anti-kidnapping/Anti-cultism Unit of the State Criminal Investigation
and Intelligence Department, Eleweran, Abeokuta, for further
investigation and prosecution of the suspects.