Woman Arrested In Lagos For Battering Nine-Year-Old Niece for Eating Soup

Date: 02-02-2016 6:28 am (5 years ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
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A 32-year-old woman, Comfort Essie, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly battering her nine-year-old niece, Queendaline Phillips, in the Ijesha area of the state.

PUNCH Metro learnt that Essie, who hails from Ikot-Ekpene in Akwa Ibom State, allegedly inflicted injuries on the nine-year-old when she ate out of a plate of soup which the woman had reportedly kept in the house.

The plate of soup was said to have been brought by a neighbour.

The incident, which occurred on Thursday, January 14, 2016, was reported at the FESTAC Police
Division after the class teacher of Phillips, who is in Primary 1 in a community school, had noticed that the girl was quiet and complained of pains in the class.

The teacher reportedly inquired from the girl, and she explained that her buttocks had peeled from the alleged torture from her aunt.

It was learnt that the teacher thereafter reported the matter to the school authorities, which in turn informed the police, and Essie was arrested.

Officials of the state Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation had provided a temporary shelter for Phillips and she was being given medical treatment.

Speaking with PUNCH Metro, Essie, a mother of one who worked as a nanny, said she asked Phillips five times if she ate out of the Afam soup brought by her neighbour, and the girl insisted that she did not, which infuriated her (Essie).

She said:
“Queen (Phillips) is the daughter of my elder brother. I brought her to help me because I have a small boy. On Wednesday, a neighbour in my estate in Ijesha gave me Afam soup. It is not everyone who gives me food that I collect and eat.
“I moved into the house in September 2015 and I had been very careful. The woman made an Afam soup and she was a friend actually. But Queen, my boy and I just finished eating around 5pm and I was taking my son out when the woman brought the soup.

“I was going to take him to the barber’s. So, I asked Queen to bring a plate so we could keep the soup. I did not want to collect it, but for the insistence of the woman. When I returned, the girl was asleep and everyone had gone to bed.

“In the morning, I wanted to throw the soup away. That was when I found out the soup had been partly eaten. When I confronted Queen, she denied eating the soup. The girl lies a lot. If she had told me the truth, I would not beat her.

“I asked her the question five times. She denied. I knew my son’s hands could not reach the table where she put the soup. I did not beat her because I hated her. If that soup contained poison, and she ate it and died, I would still go to jail for it. So I angrily took a club used for stirring amala, and I beat her bum bum. She was wearing a wrapper. When the wrapper fell off, I continued beating her bum bum. But I meant good for her. She will get married some day.”
Phillips, however, told PUNCH Metro that she did not eat from the soup, but she was battered because she failed to clean the room.

She said:
 “When my aunty (Essie) was going out, she gave me money to buy water and clean the house. But I did not see water to buy. When she came back, she started to beat me up. The people in the house asked her to leave me, she did not answer them. I did not eat from the soup. It was kept where she asked me to keep it.”
The Lagos State Police Public Relations, SP Dolapo Badmos, had yet to reply to a text message sent to her phone on the incident, Punch reports.



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Posted: at 2-02-2016 06:28 AM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- ujmaria at 2-02-2016 06:43 AM (5 years ago)
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Wickedness of the highest order, can you beat ur son like Dat, that child should be taken back to her parents
Posted: at 2-02-2016 06:43 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- cyprain113 at 2-02-2016 07:07 AM (5 years ago)
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Queen.. U did nt eat d soup.. Was it me dat ate it?.. Ur a liar.. I can smell ur lies frm distants.. U need jesus only him can save.. No other.. Bt madam u should hav approach d mata charismaticly..
Posted: at 2-02-2016 07:07 AM (5 years ago) | Newbie
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- Oworen25 at 2-02-2016 07:11 AM (5 years ago)
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Ah na wow for you, you wan go kill person pikin just because she don chop soup for your plate
Posted: at 2-02-2016 07:11 AM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- favuman at 2-02-2016 07:18 AM (5 years ago)
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I can smell ur lies frm distants.. U need jesus only him can save.. No other..am telling you
Posted: at 2-02-2016 07:18 AM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Ennyolalekan at 2-02-2016 07:32 AM (5 years ago)
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wicked world
Posted: at 2-02-2016 07:32 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- winace at 2-02-2016 07:42 AM (5 years ago)
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Madam no matter wat beating her wit a club was not a way of correcting her. If truly u don't dat soup, u shld have throw dat soup away b4 leaving house. U gave a small girl dinner 5pm and expect she will not be hungry around 7 or 8pm. Is d little girl watching her weight or shape to eat dat early. Madam jail await u.
Posted: at 2-02-2016 07:42 AM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- mankaa at 2-02-2016 09:00 AM (5 years ago)
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An eye for en eye. they should beat they the same way she did to this poor child.
Posted: at 2-02-2016 09:00 AM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Haso112 at 2-02-2016 09:17 AM (5 years ago)
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Na wah ooo, this matter get K-LEG....... If someone gives you something and you don't want it, stand your grounds and say.. ''Thank you, but I am okay, I really appreciate your kind gesture'' You don't take things from people and throw them away, that's very bad.
Posted: at 2-02-2016 09:17 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- damlizzy at 2-02-2016 09:38 AM (5 years ago)
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Na person pickin you fit beat shey u fit beat ur own son like dat,i don't think she as any child
Posted: at 2-02-2016 09:38 AM (5 years ago) | Newbie
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- emma4love3 at 2-02-2016 09:46 AM (5 years ago)
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is clear now that poverty can make us
angry anyhow....even make us to kill....
if there is good life then...them for get enough
soup
Posted: at 2-02-2016 09:46 AM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- gogoman at 2-02-2016 11:07 AM (5 years ago)
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poverty dey wire the woman well well... wetin be yeye soup
Posted: at 2-02-2016 11:07 AM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- zezprincess at 2-02-2016 11:15 AM (5 years ago)
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Family matter,call the girls parent,inform them of this new development. So that they will take back their daughter from her.
Posted: at 2-02-2016 11:15 AM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- Mopera at 2-02-2016 11:55 AM (5 years ago)
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can you beat ur son like Dat, that
child should be taken back to her
parents Queen.. U did nt eat d soup.. Was
it me dat ate it?.. Ur a liar.. I can
smell ur lies frm distants.. U need
jesus only him can save.. No
other.. Bt madam u should hav
approach d mata charismaticly
Posted: at 2-02-2016 11:55 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- akinmanchy at 2-02-2016 02:30 PM (5 years ago)
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This matter get as e be

Posted: at 2-02-2016 02:30 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- kp45 at 2-02-2016 02:36 PM (5 years ago)
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Rubbish
Posted: at 2-02-2016 02:36 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- dareper at 2-02-2016 05:33 PM (5 years ago)
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Wicked woman
Posted: at 2-02-2016 05:33 PM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- dareper at 2-02-2016 05:35 PM (5 years ago)
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Wicked woman
Posted: at 2-02-2016 05:35 PM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Trueyarn at 2-02-2016 07:16 PM (5 years ago)
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Some guardians and parents nah beast,why beat up a child to that merciless extent. you should have seat her down and talk senses to her and also make her see reason why she shouldn't do it again.
Posted: at 2-02-2016 07:16 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- Trueyarn at 2-02-2016 07:17 PM (5 years ago)
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Some guardians and parents nah beast,why beat up a child to that merciless extent. you should have seat her down and talk senses to her and also make her see reason why she shouldn't do it again.
Posted: at 2-02-2016 07:17 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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