Police arrest couple over alleged plans to use daughter for ritual in Ogun
Based on the distress call, the Owode Egba Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Shehu Alao, led his men to the scene, where the load, which was inside a white rice sack, was untied.
According to the Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, “passersby who spotted the sack with its unequal size and movement within it became suspicious and reported it to the Owode-Egba police station. Surprisingly, it was a seven year old girl, with one of her right hand fingers already chopped-off, that was tied inside the sack, since Friday, August 11.
“Having realised that the girl was still alive, she was quickly taken to the hospital for medical attention. It was when she regained consciousness that she informed the police that her father and stepmother were responsible for cutting her finger, and later dumping her inside the bush for her to die there.”
He noted that based on the information from the victim, a manhunt was launched for the father and his wife and they were arrested in the evening of Sunday, August 13.He added that the Police Commissioner, Ahmed Iliyasu, has ordered the transfer of the case to the anti-kidnapping/cultism section for further investigation and prosecution.