The Police in Ogun State have arrested a 57- year-old man and his wife who were identified as Joseph and Janet Akporugo, for maltreating their seven-year-old grand daughter for allegedly using witchcraft to kill her biological father.
The little girl whose body was covered in wounds and scars was said to have walked into the house of a Police constable living very close to their house in Awa-Ijebu area of the state and narrated how she suffers in the hands of her grandparents whom she has been living with since the death of her father.
Adding that the couple kept maltreating her on suspicion that she was a witch and that she used her witchcraft to kill her biological father.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Ogun State Police Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the arrest of the couple in a release, adding that a Constable had brought the girl to the Awa-Ijebu Police Station where the case was reported.
According to the Police Spokesman in the state, the couple were unable to justify their maltreatment of the innocent girl when interrogated.
However, the Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson, has given directive for a proper investigation of the case and diligent prosecution of the suspects.