13 November 2017
By Chidiebere Ejike
The Police in Ogun State have nabbed one Rose James Michael for allegedly inflicting deep and life-threatening cuts on the hands and thigh of her eight-year-old step daughter, Blessing.
The suspect, it was learnt, allegedly lacerated her stepdaughter with a razor.
According to a statement by the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspect was arrested in Sagamu Local Government Area of the state, following a complaint by her husband, James Michael.
According to Oyeyemi, James had reported at Ogijo Police Division that his wife called him on phone while at work complaining that Blessing beat her own little daughter and injured her on the leg with a threat to injure Blessing in return.
The PPRO explained that Blessing’s father said that despite pleading with his wife to wait for his return to ascertain what actually happened, she went ahead to inflict deep cuts on the little girl’s two hands and thigh with razor blade.
Cerebral Lemon gathered that upon receiving the complaint, SP Tijani Muhammed, the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Ogijo, detailed detectives to arrest the suspect.
Oyeyemi said that the suspect, on interrogation, confessed to the offence but blamed it on the devil.
The PPRO noted that Rose claimed not to know what came over her before she inflicted life threatening injuries on her step daughter, who has been on admission at a private hospital in Ogijo.
In the meantime, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Ahmed Iliyasu, has ordered the immediate transfer of the case to Anti Human Trafficking and Child Labor unit of the Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and possible prosecution of the suspect even as he warned that the command would not tolerate any act of wickedness in whatever form.