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Police Arrest Fleeing Parents Of Girl Beaten To Death

Police Arrest Fleeing Parents Of Girl Beaten To Death

Austin Papi

Officers of the Ondo State Police Command have confirmed the arrest of the parents of a four year-old girl that was tortured to death in Akure, the Ondo State capital, last week.

The deceased girl, who was later identified as Testimony Babalola, was brought in dead to the Children's Outpatients Department of the Ondo State Specialist Hospital, Akure, with torture marks all over her body.

After doctors failed to revive her, the child’s mother grabbed her corpse and escaped with it.

Reports suggest that the four-year-old was accused by her parents of being possessed with a tormenting evil spirit. So far, the police have not gotten a statement from the suspects, as investigations are still on.

A police source told a news agency that the parents of the deceased child were arrested on Saturday morning at a place where they were found hiding.

"We arrested the parents of the girl this morning and they would be interrogated. With this development, we are hoping to find out what exactly led to the maltreatment of that girl.

“Already, we learnt that the girl died as a result of torture and we have to investigate this,” the source said.