Housewife pours hot water on niece, now in Police net

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The police at Ajao Estate, Airport Road, Isolo, Lagos have arrested a housewife, Edith  Ikeyinna for pouring hot water on her niece, Chinaza Nwankwo, aged 11 years at their residence,  11 Ramson Street, off Osolo Way, Ajao Estate, Lagos

Ikeyinna, The Nation, reports, was moved to the Gender Desk of the Lagos State Police Command, Ikeja on Saturday from Ajao Estate Police Station where she is presently cooling her feet.

According to the President, International Charity Initiative and Woman Development Foundation (ICI-WODEF), Helen Ibeji,  Chinaza was found in excruciating pain  at Glorious  Supermarket along Osolo Way, Ajao Estate arising from  severe  burns on her abdomen which she said was as a result of hot water poured on her by her aunt.

The victim’s aunt after applying egg on the wound  in the first instance, was said to have given her N50 to  buy Gentien Violet   at the supermarket to treat herself and cover up the wound.

It was gathered that members of the ICI-WODEF initially made fruitless efforts to locate the residence of the violator, but that when the aunt of the. Eventually showed up, she claimed to have been searching for her all along and subsequently and dragged the girl away from the supermarket after raining curses on all those who challenged her actions.

The perpetrator’s husband, Alex who was not around when the incident happened was  said to have sent a message that ‘she should be reported to the Human Rights office and that he had warned her severally to change from her evil ways to no avail.’