Michael Adesanya / Abeokuta
The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a woman, Mrs Rose James Michael, for inflicting life threatening injuries on her 8 year-old step daughter, Blessing James Michael.
The incident occurred at No 10, Onafowokan Street, Ita-oluwa via Ogijo, Ogun State.
A statement by the Police Command’s spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed that Rose’s husband, James Michael, reported that his wife called him on the phone while he was away at work to inform him that Blessing beat her little daughter and injured her leg; that she is going to injure her too in revenge.
Oyeyemi said the husband pleaded with her on the phone to wait for him to see what actually happened. Before his arrival, the woman had used razor blade to inflict deep cuts on the little girl’s two hands and thigh, consequently upon which the victim was bleeding profusely.
Upon the complaint, the DPO, Ogijo Division, SP Tijani Muhammed, detailed detectives to effect the arrest of the suspect.
The suspect, according to Oyeyemi confessed to offence but “blamed it on the devil as she claimed not to know what came over her.”
He said the victim has been taken to Lenard Hospital, Ogijo where she is currently on admission.