been admitted to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba,
Surulere, after she was allegedly tortured by her aunt, Mrs. Ogechi
mother of three allegedly used her bare hands to pinch off the victim’s
chest, and inflicted injuries on her back.
on Nurudeen Street, Orile Iganmu, Lagos State, where the incident
happened, raised the alarm on Tuesday.
apprehended the suspect and subsequently handed her over to the police
at the Orile Iganmu division.
walking well. I drew closer to her and that was when I saw that her
hands were also swollen. She said her aunt flogged her. She showed me
her chest and I saw that the skin covering one of her maturing breasts
had been pinched off. She removed her clothes and I was alarmed when I
saw serious injuries on her back.”
to ask why she battered the girl so badly without taking her to a
hospital, but her neighbours told me it was not the first time she would
beat her. I decided to report the matter to the OPD,” she added.
prevented the suspect from escaping when she went to find out why Ani
had not returned home from the errand she sent her.
years old, even though she looked younger. She also looked malnourished.
There were different scars on her back. The irony is that the suspect
has three children and they look well-fed.
of 12 children. She said the woman came to take her from her parents in
Enugu State in December 2015. She said she was in primary three before
she was brought to Lagos, but since her arrival, she had not been going
to school. She said the woman accused her of stealing a piece of meat
and for about two days, she was not given food to eat.”
Olubukola, commended the trader that reported the case, urging residents
of the state to always be on the watch for child abuse cases.
Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the incident, adding that the matter would soon
be charged to court.