A 35-year-old trader has been arrested for allegedly placing hot pressing iron on her 12-year-old houseboy, for taking her soft drink in Bariga area of Lagos. Vanguard reports
The victim, Friday Obi, who had a cut on his forehead and burns on his left shoulder, also have scars all over his body.
The Primary 5 pupil of Pedro Primary School, was brought from Imo State to live with the trader, Sarah Eteigbe, four years ago in her one-room apartment at 17 Mutairu Street, Pedro, Bariga.
She was arrested after teachers noticed bloodstains on his uniform. Upon enquiry, he disclosed that his aunty burnt him with hot pressing iron.
During interrogation, Sarah claimed Obi was very playful and stubborn, saying
“I have warned him several times to stay in the house and not to go out and play with other children.”
Asked why she burnt him with hot pressing iron, she simply said:
“Because he drank a bottle of seven-up without my permission.”
The Divisional Police Officer charged Sarah to court.
She was granted N200,000 bail with four sureties in like sum.
“She was remanded at the Ikoyi Female Prison, pending when she would meet the bail conditions, while the case was adjourned till December 3.”
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