For ventilating her anger at her five-year-old stepdaughter for bedwetting by thrusting a hot iron rod in her private part, an 18-year-old housewife, Aisha Muhammed, has been apprehended by the police in Adamawa State.
Persecondnews gathered that the incident occurred at Wuro Patuji village in Mubi South council area.
Confirming the incident, the spokesperson for the State Police Command, DSP Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje, said the suspect is the second wife of the victim’s father.
According to Nguroje, the suspect took advantage of the baby following the separation of her mother from the husband which brought her under the care and custody of her step-mother.
“Aisha was arrested following a report received from the mother of the victim, Aisha Abdullahi and a female lawyer, Barrister Khadija Nasir.
“The Adamawa State police command on 01/7/2021 apprehended an 18-year-old female suspect for torturing and maltreating her 5-year-old stepdaughter.
“Investigation reveals the suspect, being the second wife to the victim’s father, committed the offence by using hot iron (rod) to torture and inflict injury on the private parts of the baby, because she discharged urine on her bed.
“The wicked stepmother was arrested by the police in Mubi South Local Government Area, following a report received from Aisha Abdullahi (mother of the victim) and Barrister Khadija Nasir, a female lawyer,” he said in a statement.
Police Commissioner Aliyu Adamu commended FIDA and police for exposing the wicked act and making it impossible for the suspect to escape justice.
He ordered discreet investigations into the incident as the victim is still under medical attention.
He advised the public to always report people of suspicious character in their neighborhoods to the police