The Abia State Police Command has arrested one Mrs Orjiugo David Kelechi for allegedly dousing her 10-year-old house help with hot water mixed with ground pepper simply because she broke a plate.
This was made known by the police command’s spokesperson, Geoffrey Ogbonna, who said the suspect who lives at Ukaegu estate Umuobia Umuahia Abia State, also allegedly forced the girl, identified as Ifunanya, to drink the mixture.
It was gathered that the suspect was arrested after a patent medicine dealer she took Ifunanya to, raised alarm over her condition.
The suspect had also on several occasions meted inhuman treatments on the househelp said to be an orphan, resulting in visible marks of violence on her body.
According to a source: “The cat was let out of the bag last week Sunday when Zazi forced the victim to drink hot water with pepper. This time, the horrendous attack burnt the little girl’s lips, mouth and throat.”
Perhaps fearing that Ifunanya may die in her house, Zazi took her to a local chemist for treatment.
The patent medicine dealer, on seeing the wounds, advised the woman to take her to a hospital, but the suspect refused, thus prompting the dealer to raise alarm.
Mrs David not only forced her to drink the hot water damaging her intestines and mouth, but she also used her long fingers mixed with dry pepper to defile her virginity.