Wednesday, 16 October 2019
WOMAN ‘BURNS’ MAID WITH HOT IRON
A woman Balqees Y. Mohammed has been taken into custody by operatives of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, for allegedly burning her two housemaids with a hot iron.
The housemaids identified as Hauwa, 14, and Aisha, 12, it was gathered, were punished for not flushing the toilet after use.
Hajia Mohammed said to be a businesswoman in Ilorin allegedly used the hot object on the victims’ buttocks
It was gathered that the victims were noticed by neighbours who observed that they were walking with difficulty.
Upon interviewing them, the victims were said to have opened up that their mistress inflicted injuries on them for not flushing the toilet.
Public Relations Officer of the state command of the NSCDC Femi Bello confirmed the incident.
He said investigations have been conducted and that the command would charge the suspect to a juvenile court today (Wednesday).
“Yes there was an arrest made in that respect,” he said. “The victims are not her children they are just like maids to her. Investigations have been conducted, and the suspect will be charged by tomorrow in the juvenile court.
A source said some concerned persons reported the matter to the NSCDC which led to her arrest on Friday last week.
“We have also informed International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) about it for necessary action.”
It was gathered that the parents of the victims have been contacted, and that they said their children were not given out as maids to the suspect.
Rather, they alleged that the suspect took custody of the victims with the understanding that she would assist by funding their education.