A grandmother identified as, Ayinke aka Iya Adijat, has been arrested for brutalizing her 4-year-old granddaughter, Risikat Fayomi at Canaan Land estate, Matogun, Ogun state.
Punch revealed that the 4-year-old girl was locked up in a room when passerby heard her groaning in pain, they tried going to rescue her but the doors and windows were locked.
It took the intervention of policemen from the Ajuwon division before the doors could be broken and the victim rescued and was rushed to Tamara Medical Centre, a private facility on Ajuwon Road, in the Akute area.
They further reported that it took three days before the nurses and the doctors were able to bring back the little girl’s life out of danger because she had been incapacitated by the torture.
On visiting the little girl at the hospital, she was heard singing a Yoruba song which says: “Mo dupe mo fiyin foluwa; a o tori mi raja lowo baba oniposi; mo dope mo fiyin foluwa (I give praise to God that nobody patronized the coffin dealer because of me).”
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A doctor at the hospital, who did not want to be identified, said Risikat had been singing the song since she regained her strength.
He said: “She was brought here by the police and people of the community. Then, she was in serious pains and could not walk or talk. Her back, hands and legs were swollen. We commenced treatment immediately and after an X-ray, we discovered that she had fractures. It took three days to get the pains to subside. Despite that, she still feels a lot of pain when you touch the arm and leg. We have decided to transfer her to the National Orthopaedic Hospital, Igbobi, in Lagos. Since she was brought here on March 3, we have been spending our money to treat her.”
A nurse at the hospital said Risikat also suffered malnutrition. She explained that the hospital had also been responsible for her feeding, adding that her relatives had not shown any concern saying: “Whenever we asked her if she would return home, she would start crying and begging that she did not want to go back home.”
A community leader, Adewunmi Oyebode, explained that Risikat had been beaten for allegedly urinating on a prayer mat.
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