Ogun State Police Command has arrested Nasiru Adeyemo and his wife, Idayat, for allegedly cutting off a finger on the right hand of a seven-year-old girl, Abibat and dumping her by the roadside at Asabala area, along the Papalanto/Sagamu road.
Abibat is Idayat’s daughter.
According to the Police Public Relations Officer(PPRO), Abimbola Oyeyemi, the couple may have severed Abibat’s finger for ritual purposes .
The PPRO said that the suspects allegedly stuffed the girl into a sack and dumped her in a bush by the roadside at Asabala area, along the Papalanto/Sagamu road.
According to him, “The suspects were arrested following a distress call from members of the public that a strange load in a sack was sighted by the roadside at Asabala area along the Papalanto/Sagamu road.On the strength of the information, the Divisional Police Officer, Owode Egba Divisional Headquarters, Shehu Alao, led his men to the scene where the load which was inside a white rice sack was untied.”
He continued, “Surprisingly, it was a seven-year-old girl, with one of her right hand fingers already cut off. She was tied up and put inside the sack and dumped at the roadside since last Friday.”
Oyeyemi stated that the girl upon gaining consciousness informed the police that her father and stepmother were the ones who chopped off one of her fingers before tying her up and putting her inside the sack, after which they dumped her in the bush, probably to die there.