A 45-year-old grandmother, Mrs. Zule Inusa, said that the alleged ritualist defiled her three-month-old grandchild in Adogi, Lafia Local Government area.
She said the ritualist cut off the child’s private part and left the baby in an uncompleted building in the area.
Inusa, speaking on Tuesday on behalf of her daughter, called on Governor Abdullahi Sule, security agencies and other stakeholders to help the family by arresting the perpetrators and bring them to justice.
The grandmother couldn’t control her emotions. She said she fell asleep around 2 am on May 27, 2020 when her daughter came knocking on the door and screamed that their baby was missing.
She explained that the family opened the door of the room due to the excess heat in the area.
The incident forced members of the community to look for baby, and later found that there was blood from her private parts on her ground.
She explained that the villagers found the child in an uncompleted building about seven kilometers from their residence.
Inusa said she was traumatized by the incident. She said that the family sold some items to raise the sum of 130,000 naira for her baby to be treated at the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital in Lafia.
She added that sympathizers also donated N243,000, which was sent to the hospital before the doctor started treatment.
She said that one day after the incident, a family member reported the case at the Adoji police station, but there was no police officer on duty.
Inusa stated that when the victim was found around 3 am, he was taken to a private hospital in Adogi, but the medical staff there could not handle the case.
She explained that she was referred from a private hospital to DASH, where she was also referred to Jos University Teaching Hospital and is currently receiving treatment.
The victim’s mother narrated the incident took place on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, when she all of a sudden woke up around 3 am and found that her child was missing. She looked for her mobile phone beside her bed and found that it was also missing.