Father allegedly Slits daughter’s throat in Adamawa State
An eight-year-old girl, Zarau Seidu, is now lying critically ill at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Yola, the Adamawa State capital, after her father allegedly cut her throat with a knife.
The suspect believed to be suffering from a psychological problem after an alleged long time drug abuse was arrested after a neighbour reported the incident to the police. It was further learnt that when neighbours asked the suspect why he slit his daughter’s throat he said that he just felt like doing it.
The story broke out on Wednesdar when a neighbour of the suspect complained on her Facebook page that they took a girl to the FMC, Yola and had difficulty in getting a doctor to attend to her.
However, Dr. Elkanah Patrick who treated 8-year-old Zarau Seidu at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) in Yola said the girl has a 50-50 chance of survival, the hospital’s Head of Clinical Services Dr. Yerima Suleiman Yusuf, said the hospital will treat the victim free of charge.
He said: “We have a Paupers’ Fund from which we will treat this patient, because we realise that the mother is not ready and the father has a psychiatric problem.”