Surulere Raphael, 40, is being held by the Plateau State Police Command for cutting off his daughter’s finger on the allegation that she stole his money.
The suspect was paraded on Friday at the police headquarters alongside other suspects of various offences. Raphael said he cut off his daughter’s finger because she stole his N1,500 and meat from her mother’s pot of soup. The girl’s severed finger has, however, been recovered as an exhibit, while the girl is being treated in the hospital.
The state Commissioner of Police, Nasiru Oki, confirmed the barbarity and said the suspect would be charged to court in due time.