A housewife in Adamawa State has been arrested for allegedly inserting a hot iron rod in her 5-year-old stepdaughter’s vagina for bedwetting.
A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Suleiman Nguroje, stated that the 18-year-old lady was arrested on Thursday, 1st July 2021 in Wuro Patuji village following a report by the victim’s mother, Aisha Abdullahi and her lawyer.
“The suspect took advantage of the baby following the divorce of her mother that brought her under her care and custody.
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,” he said.
The mother of the victim lamented the situation, saying, “My daughter may never live a normal life as a woman.”