Couple arrested for maltreating granddaughter over witchcraft allegation


A 57-year-old man, Joseph Akporugo and his wife, Janet have been arrested by men of the Ogun State police command for maltreating Joseph’s 7-year- old granddaughter, Faith.

According to the police, the girl was given birth to by Joseph’s late son and had been living with her grandfather and the wife.

The girl whose name was not disclosed, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said had suffered maltreatment from the couple, who inflicted injuries on her.

He said with wounds all over body, the girl walked into the house of a police constable living very close to her grandfather’s house in Awa-Ijebu and reported to him about the maltreatment.

She told the cop that she had suffered this fate since the death of her father.

Oyeyemi said, “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.”

He explained that the constable brought her to Awa-Ijebu police station where the case was incidented.

Oyeyemi added, “The Divisional Police Officer, Adewalehinmi Joshua, detailed detectives to the couple’s house and they were arrested.

“On interrogation, the couple were unable to justify their devilish maltreatment of the innocent little girl.”

Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson, has ordered a proper investigation of the case with a view to prosecute the suspects.



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