Woman Arrested For Burning 16-Year-Old Half Sister With Hot Iron In Lagos

A Lagos-based woman identified as Mama Emeka has been arrested for allegedly burning her half sister with a hot iron.

Mama Emeka, who usually assault the 16-year-old victim, was always accusing her of being stubborn.

Victim

The incident occurred on Christmas Day at 36, Fadeyi Street, Olowora, but residents’ intervention and action subsequently led to the suspect’s arrest yesterday as the matter was reported to the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence team in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Social Development.

Residents told The Nation that the suspect usually over-labored the teenager, whose mother reportedly abandoned after the death of her father.

Residents also alleged that the woman usually forced the victim to hawk and work into late hours of the night and in one of her brutal attacks, Mama Emeka was said to have used razor blade to cut the victim’s thighs and shaved her hair.

Mama Emeka was, however ,arrested by policemen from Ketu Police Division.

The state police spokesperson, Dolapo Badmus confirmed the incident on Tuesday, saying the suspect will be charged to court, while the victim had been taken into protective custody. -DP

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