Mr. Seidu Dan Iya, a father and pyscho-patient has allegedly cut his daughter’s throat with knife in Yola, capital of Adamawa State.
Zerau Seidu, 8-year-old girl and daughter of Mr. Seidu Dan Iya is now unconscious and lying helplessly grasping for breath at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) in Yola, Adamawa State.
The suspect, Mr. Seidu Dan Iya, who is believed to be suffering from a psychological problem after an alleged long time drug abuse, when asked by neighbours why he cut his daughter’s throat, said he just felt like doing it.
The story broke out on Wednesday 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.
Newsmen gathered that she was admitted at the emergency unit of the hospital for immediate medical treatment.
The doctor who attended to the girl, Mr Elkannah Patrick, said she had a 50-50 chance of surviving.
He said he had cleaned the cut and would source a tool for surgery, stressing that the girl had a slim chance to live.
The Head of Clinical Services, FMC, Yola, Dr. Yerima Suleiman Yusuf, said the hospital would 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.
Adamawa State Police Command confirmed that the suspect has been detained.