A couple in Ogun state has been arrested by the police for maltreating their daughter, a 7-year-old girl.
Nasiru Adeyemo and Idayat Adeyemo, allegedly cut off the finger Abibat and abandoned her in a bush.
Report said the couple tied up the seven-year-old in a white sack to stop her from escaping before disposing of her in the bush.
She was rescued by samaritans two days later, unconscious. When she came to, she said her father and step-mother cut off her finger for ritual purposes and abandoned her in the bush.
The Ogun state police spokesman Abimbola Oyeyemi narrated the story:
“The couple were arrested 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.
“On the strength of the information, the 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 untied.
“Surprisingly, it was a seven-year-old 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.
“When they realised that she was still 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.”
Abibat and her father after she was rescued