A 75 year old grandma, Mrs Comfort Obi in Ebonyi State Nigeria is in police net for allegedly lashing and pouring pepper into the eyes and private parts of her 11-year-old helper.
Osita Ezechukwu, a neighbour, reported the matter when he could no longer bear the agony of the abuse the helper was being subjected to.
She was arrested by the department of the Ekumenyi Police Station in Abakaliki on Tuesday.
Ezechukwu disclosed that the grandma had been cautioned severally to stop torturing the girl. Apart from flogging her, the woman also subjects the girl to hard labour. The victim’s body bore the scars of repeated flogging by Mrs Obi.
It was found out that the victim, who hails from the Ohaji Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State, was taken by her auntie to live with Mrs Obi on Gunning Road, Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital, a year ago.
Investigations uncovered that the maid’s mom was dead and her four other siblings live with their dad, who has an impaired vision.
According to the helpless helper: “My madam for the most part welcomes touts to flog me whenever I commit any offense and pour pepper into my reproductive organs and eyes. This most recent occurrence was on the grounds that I was hungry and I took her scones and fruit juice…”
Meanwhile the suspect said she regretted her actions but that she sought the permission of the girl’s auntie pouring pepper into her private parts and eyes.
She has been treated and rejoined with her relatives whilst the suspect will be charged after the battle against COVID-19 is finished, according to police report.