A 7 year old girl has dragged her grandfather, Joseph Akporugo and his wife, Janet to police station in Ogun State for allegedly maltreating her, following the death of her biological father.
Penpushing reports that, Ogun State Police Command Public Relations Officer Abimbola Oyeyemi, said on Wednesday, that the victim had contacted a police constable living close to their house in Awa-ijebu to narrate her ordeal in the hands of her grandfather and the wife
“A 57 year old man Joseph Akporugo and his wife Janet have been arrested by men of Ogun State police command for maltreating a seven year old girl who incidentally is the granddaughter of the man”, Oyeyemi said in a statement.
The police spokesman said the girl, who resident with the couple was noticed to have wounds all over her body, allegedly inflicted by the couple with the use of hot rubber, who accused her of witchcraft, who killed her biological father
“The little girl who is having wounds all over her body walked into the house of a police constable living very closed to their house in Awa-ijebu and reported to him about the maltreatment meted out to her by her grandfather and his wife who she has been living with since the death of her biological father”.
“She narrated how the couple put rubber on fire and used it to burn her all over her body on allegation that she is a witch and that she used her witchcraft to kill her biological father”, Oyeyemi said.
Penpushing further reports that, Oyeyemi said the constable thereafter took the victim to Awa-Ijebu police station where the case was incidented,adding that the Divisional Police Officer Adewalehinmi subsequently detailed detectives to the couple’s house and they were promptly arrested, stating that on interrogation, the suspects were unable to justify their devilish maltreatment of the innocent little girl.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson has ordered a proper investigation of the case with the view to diligently prosecute the suspects