Desperate Ogun couple cut daughter’s finger for ritual

The Ogun State Police Command has
arrested a couple, Nasiru Adeyemo and Idayat Adeyemo, for allegedly
cutting off the finger of their daughter, Abibat, and abandoning her in a

PUNCH Metro learnt that the
suspects tied up the seven-year-old in a white sack to stop her from
escaping before disposing of her in the bush.
After about two days in the bush, some
residents were said to have noticed the sack and called the attention of
policemen from the Owode Egba division to it.
Upon the opening of the sack, Abibat was
said to have been found unconscious and was rushed to a hospital where
she was resuscitated.
The state police spokesperson, Abimbola
Oyeyemi, who confirmed the incident, said the victim told the police
that her father, Nasiru, and stepmother, Idayat, cut off her finger and
threw her into the bush for money ritual.
Oyeyemi said the statement led to the arrest of the suspects, adding that they were still being interrogated by the command.
He said, “The couple were arrested
following a distress call from members of the public that a strange load
in a sack was sighted in the Asabala area, along Papalanto/Sagamu Road.
“On the strength of the information, the
Divisional Police Officer, Owode Egba, CSP Shehu Alao, led his men to
the scene where the load, which was inside a white rice sack, was
“Surprisingly, it was a seven-year-old
girl that was inside. One of her right hand fingers had been cut off.
She was tied, put inside the sack and dumped on the roadside since
Friday, August 11.
“When they realised that she was still
alive, she was taken to a hospital for medical attention. It was when
she regained consciousness that she informed the police that her father
and stepmother were the ones who cut off her finger, tied and put her
inside the sack. She said they dumped her inside the bush for her to
die. The father and stepmother were arrested on Sunday, August 13.”
Oyeyemi said the state Commissioner of
Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, had ordered the transfer of the case to the
Anti-kidnapping/Anti-cultism Unit of the State Criminal Investigation
and Intelligence Department, Eleweran, Abeokuta, for further
investigation and prosecution of the suspects.

Showdown as Ebonyi State University Dares ASUU, Holds Lectures as Usual

ASUU has embarked on nationwide strike
Ebonyi  State University, Abakaliki resumed normal school
activities today despite the indefinite strike action declared by the
Academic Staff Union of Universities to press home lecturers’ demands
for improved welfare and working condition in the universities.
According to Punch, a visit to the five campuses of the
institution, namely Presco, Isieke, CASS and Permanent Sites
respectively revealed that students were attending lectures, while other
non-academic activities were also ongoing without hindrance.
In a telephone interview, the chairman of ASUU, Ebonyi State
University chapter, Dr. Uche Onwe, said the chapter would hold a
congress on Wednesday to arrive at a resolution concerning the strike


ASUU Strike: 7 Things Nigerian Students Can Do

has been a few years since students in Nigerians had to deal with
long-term strikes; and just at the moment we thought the era of students
having to stay an extra 2 to 3 years in school due to unnecessary
strikes by championed by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU)
was over, they strike again.

It certainly felt like Deja Vu when the National President Of The Union, Dr. Biodun Ogunyemi,
announced this on Monday at a meeting of the National Executive Council
(NEC) of ASUU in Abuja that there would be an indefinite strike and
that during the strike, there will be no teaching, no examination and no
attendance of statutory meetings of any kind in any of the union’s


Tuesday daily devotional by Pastor E. A. Adeboye (Open Heavens 15 August 2017) – Have faith in God

Topic: Have Faith in God [Tuesday 15, August 2017]
Memorise: But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Hebrews 11:6
Read: Mark 11:21-24 (KJV)

11:21 And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away.

11:22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.

11:23 For verily I say unto you, That...

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