A girl has reportedly been severely beaten and hot water poured on her by her mother in Osogbo, Osun State.
According to sources, the incident led to two of the woman’s neighbours assaulting the mother of the girl.
The name of the mother was given as Mrs. Zainab Afeez. It was gathered that in addition to the hot water, Zainab who is now married to a second man, who is not the girl’s father, also beats her up with sharp objects.
One neighbour who gave his name as Adelola said that, “Zainab always beats her daughter with sharp objects, sticks, wire and cables, giving her several scars on her body. ”
“The new husband always keep aloof whenever the girl is being beaten by the mother because of incessant maltreatment and other insults usually being received from the wife. In fact, there was a day, she beats the hell out of her husband for pleading with her not to beat the girl child.
“Last Saturday when the current incident occurred, she alleged that her daughter lost a key, thereafter, the girl saw the key but she vowed to beat the girl. With the experience of the girl with molestation, she was afraid, her mother told her to go and grind pepper, she refused and Zainab poured hot water on her chest and her body.”
“Despite that, she did not feel remorseful of her action and refused to take care of the girl, her actions infuriated a shop owner and one other neighbour who beat her to stupor. They later took the girl to a hospital, paid her bill before the mother was reported to NSCDC officials who arrested her.”
The spokesperson of the Osun State Command of the Nigerian Security Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Mr Daniel Adigun confirmed the incident and disclosed that the woman and her daughter are in their custody, as the case as it is under investigation.