Igbo Woman Scalds 6 years Old Girl With Hot Water As Punishment

Published On: November 6, 2012, 2:54 pm
Daniel Bosai
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-- (m) at 6-11-2012 02:54PM

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A 26-year old woman, Mrs. Blessing Uche, has allegedly poured hot water on a six years old girl’s private part at Aboru, Alimosho area of Lagos State, Southwest Nigeria. She also slashed her face with blade.

The woman was said to have carried out the act on the girl (name withheld) living with her for  allowing her baby fall off her hand.

P.M.NEWS gathered that the woman asked the girl to boil hot water which she poured fallen on her private part as punishment. And it caused severe burns on the girl.

Uche had claimed that when she returned from Iyana Ipaja, she discovered that her baby had fell and decided to punish the little girl.

A neighbour was said to have reported the matter to Esther Child Rights Foundation, ECRF, a non-governmental organization, campaigning against child abuse.

The little girl was rescued by the foundation on Saturday and taken to the Gowon Estate Police Station and had been under the care of the police station since then, while the woman was arrested and detained and would be arraigned in court any time from now.

The girl was not taken to the hospital after hot water was poured on her. Rather, she was taken to a chemist for attention.

A police source, who craved anonymity, described the act as wicked, saying that the woman would be arraigned at the Ojokoro Magistrate’s Court.

Director, ECRF, Mrs. Esther Ogwu told P.M.NEWS that when she got to the woman’s one room apartment, she was disgusted to see the girl in pains and unkempt, saying that “I wept when I saw her; it is the height of wickedness.

“It is terrible, I can’t believe somebody can do such a thing to a child, let alone the daughter of her senior sister. I cried the first day I saw the girl.”

Ogwu also blamed the parents of the girl for releasing her at such a tender age to stay with a relation, saying if she had her way, the parents should be detained to serve as deterrent to others.

She also alleged that after pouring hot water on the girl, Uche used blade to slash her face, describing the act as cruel and that such a woman should not be allowed to go free.

Ogwu stated that the woman and her husband had been begging since the incident occurred but insisted that the offence must be punishable to deter others from doing the same thing.

“We will surely charge her to court for pouring hot water on the little girl staying with her and for using razor blade to slash her face,” she said.

Why am I not surprised?? Isnt this how the spirit of "jungle justice" starts?

-- proly (f) at 6-11-2012 03:06PM
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She is hrtless
-- ela214 (f) at 6-11-2012 03:09PM
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wickedness of the highest order.another hot water boiling waitng 4 her
-- chicco77 (f) at 6-11-2012 03:16PM
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so sad, poor girl
-- cherishp (f) at 6-11-2012 03:34PM
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Oh Lord have mercy on ur children!
-- dlimelite (f) at 6-11-2012 03:35PM
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Poor little girl.  Cry That woman is over wicked.  Angry You poured hot water on a 6 yr old and then slashed her face with blade.  Shocked Angry On top of that, the girl is your neice! Your senior sister's daughter!  Shocked Very heartless! No love! Why commit such a brutal act? It's your fault that your baby fell. Why would you let a 6 yr old carry a baby by his/herself  Huh? If you want or let a small child as young as 6 hold an infant you have to watch them and/or support them. Small children at that young age arnt that strong yet to hold a baby all by themselves for a very long time. It's very risky. Not like the baby is a plastic doll.  Roll Eyes
-- evaworld (f) at 6-11-2012 03:46PM
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May God have mercy on d foolish woman and I also blame the lil girl's parents 4 exposing their daughter to such cruelty. Sad Sad
-- dickman2 (m) at 6-11-2012 03:46PM
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 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
-- bigdad95 (m) at 6-11-2012 03:48PM
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 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
-- lanudja (f) at 6-11-2012 03:49PM
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Eyah... poor little gul... D wicked woman shld nt be let go unpunished..
-- dallasp (m) at 6-11-2012 04:07PM
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she is hrtless no she is wicked..........six years old also a baby
she don't know.......she poured hot not ok she take blade and blade poor little girl face
na God go pournish am 49 times every day
-- Missteen (f) at 6-11-2012 04:20PM
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Jeez.she is A̶̲̥̅  witch
-- frayoj (m) at 6-11-2012 04:31PM
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This world has gone, the heart man thinketh nothing again but evil. Please repent and give ur life to Christ He will soon come oh.
-- Idbabe (f) at 6-11-2012 04:39PM
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Let acid be poured on her honeypot and her Bosom  sliced with blade - Do me i do you, man no go vex
-- kessybee (f) at 6-11-2012 04:59PM
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no, no, no, This is wickedness @ its extreme. 6 years is too young to pass through this sort of hell. the woman should rot behind bar
-- Neglito (m) at 6-11-2012 05:01PM
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 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry
-- micc (m) at 6-11-2012 05:29PM
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heartless and a very wicked woman. She must be punish
-- kebella (f) at 6-11-2012 05:41PM
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God will surely punish her Angry

-- winace (f) at 6-11-2012 05:54PM
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She shuld be jailed for life.
-- lee22 (f) at 6-11-2012 06:18PM
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So sad  Cry Cry Cry
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