A 75-year-old female has been arrested in Ebonyi state for allegedly flogging and pouring hot pepper into the eyes and non-public parts of her 11-year-old house help.
The woman recognized as, Mrs Comfort Obi was arrested via police on Tuesday after being reported with the aid of a neighbour, Osita Ezechukwu, who should no longer tolerate the stage of abuse being meted out to the child.
According to reports, the physique of the child was torn as a end result of repeated flogging by the aged woman. Further investigations revealed that the victim’s mom is dead and her 4 siblings are presently residing with her father, who has eye impairment.
“My Madam usually invites touts to flog me whenever I commit offence and pour pepper into my private parts and eyes. This time around, this is because, I was hungry and I took her biscuit and juice to eat,” the victim narrated.
The septuagenarian, explaining her action said:
“Although I feel sorry about my actions, I sought the permission of the girl’s auntie before I poured pepper into her private parts and eyes.”
The police public relations officer in the state, Mrs Loveth Odah, said:
“The child had been treated and reunited with her household members. The suspect will be arraigned after the battle in opposition to COVID-19 is over.”