The Niger State Child Rights Agency has arrested a 30-year-old woman, Juliet Moses, for allegedly burning her 3-year-old son’s hands with hot charcoal.
According to the suspect: “My neighbour told me my son entered into her house and stole food from her pot and when I asked him, he refused to tell me the truth, so I put hot charcoals on his hands, I did not know it would burn his hands like that.
I think I am just teaching him a lesson because that is the way they start. From small stealing, they would grow into big time stealing. I felt when I punish him like that, he will not do so again. This is the first time I burnt his hands like that.”
The Director-General, Mariam Kolo, said the woman should be taken to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for further investigation.