Police Detain Woman For Forcing 14-Year Old girl To Sit On Hot Stove
by Joy Ekeke
In Dutse, Abuja, Police have detained a woman for allegedly forcing a 14-year old girl to sit on a hot stove as punishment for habitual bed wetting.
NAN learnt that the incident, which occurred on 23 August at Dutse Alhaji, in Bwari Area Council of the FCT, resulted in severe scorching of her genital.
The FCT Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs Altine Daniel, who confirmed the story, added that the girl, a sister-in-law of the accused, was receiving treatment at the Garki General Hospital, Abuja.
“The girl is now recuperating at the hospital and the police will ensure that her safety is not compromised,” she said.
Daniel assured that the police had commenced investigation into the matter and that the woman would be prosecuted afterward, adding that such act amounted to crime against the state.
She added that the case had been transferred to the Police Area Command, Kubwa, for further investigation and prosecution.