A housewife,identified as Rose Michael,has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly cutting the hands and thigh of her stepdaughter, Blessing, with a razor blade.
Rose was said to have inflicted deep injuries on the eight-year-old after she (Blessing) had a disagreement with her (Rose’s) daughter at their home on Onofowokan Street, Ita-Oluwa, in the Ogijo area of the state.
The stepmother reportedly called the victim’s father, James Michael, who was at work, complaining that Blessing had injured her daughter.
She threatened to avenge her daughter by inflicting injuries on Blessing as well.
James, who alerted the police, said he had begged his wife to wait for him till he returned home to sort out the issues.
He said he was shocked to see Blessing’s deep cuts as blood flowed from the wounds.
The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Sunday, said the suspect blamed the devil for her action.