Lagos state police command have arrested one Sarah Eteigbe for allegedly placing hot pressing iron on her 12 years old houseboy, Friday Obi, for taking her soft drink in Bariga.
The 35-year-old trader brought Obi from Imo State, 4 years ago, to live with her in her one-room apartment at 17 Mutairu Street, Pedro, Bariga.
Barely had he settled than Sarah allegedly started beating him. Sarah’s landlord and Obi’s teachers were said to have cautioned her against inflicting injuries on the boy whenever she beats him.
The beating came to a head, after teachers noticed bloodstains on his uniform. Upon enquiry, he disclosed that his aunty burnt him with hot pressing iron.
The Local Government Education Authority at Shomolu contacted Coordinator of the Child Protection Network, Toyin Okanlanwon, who subsequently reported the matter to the Police.
According one Bimbo, a neighbor, in her bid to disallow other children from playing with Obi, Sarah used six inches nails on her door net, leaving the sharp edges bare, so that it will pierce any child that comes close.
Sarah has since been charged to court. She was granted N200,000 bail and remanded at the Ikoyi Female Prison, pending when she would meet the bail conditions, while the case was adjourned till December 3.
ABA CITY BLOG/TONY