Oyo State Command of the National Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have arrested a couple for torturing their 10-year-old daughter, whom they accused of stealing N3000 at their resident in Olupo, Amuloko area of Ibadan.
Mr Olawale Taofeek, and his wife, Romoke, were both arrested for dehumanizing their daughter, Abibat, by tying her hand to the ceiling and putting fire under her, till she confessed to an allegation of theft.
While parading the suspects on Monday in Ibadan, the commandant of the (NSCDC), Isikilu Akinsanya told journalists that Mr. Olawale alleged that Abibat took N3, 000 from the house and the money, according to him, belongs to one Rukayat Trimisiyu of the same community.
Akinsanya further said that in the search for the money, the sum of N600 was found in Abibat’s bag, and the girl later brought the remaining N2,400 from where it was hidden in the house.
Defending his action, Olawale told journalists that he was only attempting to scare his daughter and teach her some morals when the fire mistakenly burnt her private part.
“It is the devil that is at work,” he said.
Romoke dissociated herself from the assault, saying she divorced from Olawale seven years ago and was somewhere else when she heard about the incident.
The NSCDC boss said Abibat was still recovering in the hospital from damage she suffered from the burns her father inflicted on her.
Meanwhile, KanyiDaily had reported that a Nigerian mum was arrested for pimping out her 12-year-old daughter to a 26-year-old man in Ikorodu area of Lagos State.
The girl’s mother was allegedly using a charm to get money from the man who began a sexual affair with the little girl when she was 9-years-old.