TRAGIC: Girl Set Ablaze By Nurse For Stealing A Piece Of Meat Dies

TRAGIC: Girl Set Ablaze By Nurse For Stealing A Piece Of Meat Dies

The 11-year-old girl, Ita Bassey-Eno that was allegedly set ablaze by a Nurse in Surulere, Lagos state is dead.

TRAGIC: Girl Set Ablaze By Nurse For Stealing A Piece Of Meat Dies

It was reported how the victim, Ita Bassey-Eno, was set ablaze and was in the throes of death because of the severe burns she suffered.

Mrs Nkese Iroakazi, was alleged to have poured kerosene on her body and lit a match stick to set her ablaze after she allegedly stole a piece of meat from the pot.

The victim, who was rushed to the Burns and Trauma Centre, General Hospital, Gbagada, last Saturday was said to have suffered 95 percent degree of burns all over her body.

After doctors battled to save her life for five days, Bassey-Eno eventually died in the early hours of today due to the high degree of burns she suffered.

Mrs Esther Ogwu, Executive Director, Esther Child Rights Foundation, the non governmental organisation, NGO, fighting for justice for the child, confirmed that the little girl had eventually died, and that the NGO would ensure that the alleged culprit was punished.

Nurses at the hospital said the little girl died around 2.00 a.m. today as she could not survive the excruciating pains caused by the severe burns on her body.

The girl’s fate appeared sealed last Saturday when she was said to have been set ablaze.

The Nurse, Nkese who denied pouring kerosene on the little girl and setting her ablaze in her statement  is still being held at the SCID, Panti, where she is being interrogated.

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