The police at Sabo station on Tuesday arraigned a
49-year old ‘Pastor’, Moyo Martins at Yaba Chief
Magistrate’s Court for allegedly cutting off the
fingers of a 2-year old girl, Sadiat Faleye.
Last week Thursday, Sadiat’s mother left her in the
company of the man to quickly go and have her
bath. But after about 5mins neighbours alerted her
that they heard a loud cry of pain from her
daughter and she quickly rushed out in panic. On
getting to the man’s room she found two of her
daughter’s little fingers lying on the floor including
the ring on one of the fingers. The girl was quickly
rushed to a private hospital for medical attention
so she could stop losing blood.
Mr Moyo denied ever knowing anything about her
chopped off fingers, but when the police came for
him, he confessed he sawed off the fingers in his
room. He appealed to the mother of the little girl to
forgive him because it happened in error.