The Ogun State Police Command has arrested one Nasiru Adeyemo and his wife, Idayat Adeyemo over an attempt to use a seven years old girl, Abibat Arike Adeyemo for ritual purpose.
This was contained in a press release signed by the Police PPRO Abimbola Oyeyemi for the Commissioner of Police and obtained by Amiloaded correspondent.
Amiloaded correspondent gathered that duo were arrested following a distress call from members of the public that a strange load in a sack was sighted by the road side at Asabala area along Papalanto/Sagamu road.
On the strength of the information, the DPO 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 whose one of her right hand fingers has been cut off who was tied and put inside the sack and dumped at the road side since Friday 11/08/2017.
Having realized that the girl is 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 step mother were the one who cut off one of her fingers before tying her and putting her inside the sack and eventually dumping her inside the bush to die.
Upon the information from the victim, serious manhunt was launched for the father and his wife and they were arrested in the evening of Sunday 13/08/2017.
The duo are currently undergoing interrogation. Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police Ahmed Iliyasu has ordered the transfer of the case to Anti-Kidnapping/Cultist section for further investigation and possible prosecution of the suspects.