By Ossai Rita
The Kogi State Government has arrested a woman, Khadija Dauda, who allegedly poured hot water on her 14-year old step sister, Zainab Dauda.
The Kogi State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Fatima Kabir Buba, made the disclosure in a statement released today, Friday July 17.
Hajia Buba noted that the accused carried out the heinous act when she had misunderstanding with her step sister, thereby causing severe burns on the girl.
The Commissioner described the incident as wicked and inhuman, assuring that the Ministry under her leadership will ensure justice for the fourteen years old Zainab Dauda.
She added that Wife of the State Governor, Hajiya Rasheedat Bello, who supervises her Ministry, will leave no stone unturned to ensure that any individual engaging in child battering, molestation of the girl child, child trafficking and other heinous acts, will be made to face the full wrath of the law.
“This is total wickedness. How would a sane person pour hot water on her fellow human being? The Kogi State Government won’t condole this brutality. We are going to follow this case to a logical conclusion and ensure that Zainab Dauda gets justice” She stated.
Several parts of Zainab’s body were badly scalded as a result of the hot water poured on her body.
As at the time of this report, she was being treated by the Kogi State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, even as Khadija Dauda was in detention at the Police Force Headquarters, Lokoja and will be charged to court next week.
Investigation by This Newspaper revealed that the 14-year old victim lost her mother some years back and had been undergoing endless torture from her step siblings.