The Ogun State Command has arrested a couple, Nasiru Adeyemo and Idayat Adeyemo for allegedly cutting off the finger of their daughter.
According to reports, the couple tied up the 7-year-old, Abibat in a white sack and left her in the bush before residents came to her rescue.
Confirming the case to newsmen, the state police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said Abibat narrated that Nasiru and her stepmother cut off her finger and threw her into the bush for money ritual.
“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.”
The case has been transfered to the Anti-kidnapping/Anti-cultism Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Eleweran, Abeokuta for investigation.