The human right department of the Ojo police division has arraigned a 40- year-old man before the Ojo Magistrate’s Court on a two- count charge of using hot knife to inflict injuries on a 13-year- old girl after accusing her of stealing a sachet milk.
Inieke David who hails from Abak Local Government of Akwa Ibom State, was allegedly reported to the police by staff of L.A Nursery and Primary School in Ojo local Government area for using a hot iron to inflict injuries on his niece accusing her of stealing milk.
The victim reportedly collected milk from her classmates after her uncle’s wife refused to give her food only for the woman to later inform her husband that she caught Blessing stealing milk from a retailer’s shop. David who didn’t ask questions after hearing from his wife, allegedly put a knife on a burning stove, tied up Blessing with a wrapper and inflicted injuries on her.
The suspect was also said to have allegedly chased her out of the house. It was gathered that good Samaritans from Ojo community reported his action to Ojo Local Government Secretariat and he was handed over to the police for proper investigation.
Neighbours said the victim who has been living with her uncle for the past three years was brought from the village to be trained in school and also assist her uncle’s wife in her household chores only to be maltreated and starved several times.
Magistrate Shomade going through the charges against David ordered that he should be remanded at the kirikiri Prison while the case was transferred to the family court in Apapa for further hearing.