Woman held for beating girl over ‘bed-wetting’
A 27 years old woman has been arrested for allegedly beating and inflicting injuries on a 10 year old girl for bed-wetting.
The suspect, Joy Amodu was paraded Tuesday at the the Police Public Relations Office, Oduduwa, Ikeja, Lagos by its spokesperson, Ngozi Braide, a Deputy Superintendent (DSP).
She said the incident occurred on February 29 and operatives have been on her hunt.
Braide said Amodu, who claimed to work with a private security company in the state allegedly beat up the victim with a stick and inflicted injuries all over her body.
She said:”On February. 29th, police at Onikan Division got an information that a little girl was in a critical condition in one hospital. The officers went there and found the victim with her face and hands swollen as a result of beating she received from Amodu.
“The victim was later referred to the Military Hospital, Awolowo Road, Ikoyi for better treatment as the other hospitals she was taken to rejected her due to her condition.
“An NGO, the Hands that Cares was also invited into the case by a good Nigerian. The NGO has taken over the case with a view to settle the hospital bills, while calling for prosecution of the suspect.
“The State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti-Yaba had investigated the case and the suspect will be charge to court. The legal department of the State CID would advise us on the offence she will be charge with.
“We are going to prosecute the case in collaboration with the NGO,’’ Braide said.
The National Coordinator of the Hands that Cares, Mrs Jacinta Nworie said the suspect was a younger sister to the victim’s father.
Nworie said the suspect allegedly took the girl from her father in Kogi State under the guise that she would train her in Lagos.
“The condition we met the girl in the hospital was so bad. The victim told us that the suspect allegedly beat her with tooth, inserted hot ointment into her private part and use stick on her body.
“We met a man who claimed to be her father pleading that the suspect should be release as it is a family matter, but we are not so sure he is the father.
“We will release the girl to him if he can provide evidence to his relationship with the girl,” Nworie said.
The suspect said she never meant to inflict the injuries on the girl, adding that she did what she did because she was not happy her niece was bed-wetting.
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