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9-year-old tortured with boiling water over crayfish

12 January 2016, 08:39

Abuja - A nine-year-old housemaid has been left scarred after her boss poured boiling water over her, Punch has reported.

Precious Chinwedu, a primary 3 pupil, is still in pain two weeks after an incident in which her boss, Ifeoma Mbakwe, hit her with a pestle and poured hot water over her after accusing her of stealing crayfish.

Chinwedu revealed that she had explained to her boss that she could not find the crayfish that she had requested but Mbakwe proceeded to hit her over the head with a pestle, claiming that Chinwedu had eaten the goods without permission.

Also read: Woman scalds nursing mother with boiling water

The girl, an Imo State native, disclosed that Mbakwe would also deny her lunch and was reportedly abusive towards her.

An official at the hospital where Chinwedu was treated revealed that her clothes had to be cut off her following the attack.

Babalola Saheed, President of Youth Alive Ojokoro, disclosed that Mbakwe was not remorseful for her actions and that he had reported the attack to the Ojokoo Police Station.

Mbakwe has since been arraigned before an Ogba Magistrate's Court on two counts of assault. 

She has since been granted bail and will appear in court on January 27.

Read more at Punch

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