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Woman pours hot water on 12-year-old over a pair of socks

20 January 2016, 17:22

Lagos – A woman was arrested in the Apapa area of Lagos State for allegedly pouring hot water on a 12-year-old boy after he borrowed N100 from a neighbour to buy a pair of socks.

Daily Post reported that the boy, Chinedu Okorie, worked as a sales assistant for the 39-year-old woman, Chinwe Abasi, a clothing trader at the Oyingbo Market.

According to Okorie, he had told Abasi that needed to buy a pair of socks to wear to school and when she did not give him the money, he borrowed N100 from a neighbour to buy a pair of socks.

“When she saw the pair of socks, she became angry and started to beat me. I ran into the kitchen. That was where she grabbed the electric kettle and poured the content - hot water - on me. It was around 7pm on Thursday,” Okorie said.

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Abasi, however, says the incident was an accident, “I queried him and warned him against the behaviour. On Thursday, I gave him N100 to buy another pair of socks. When he came back, he told me he used the money for something else. So, I beat him up...He ran into the kitchen, and that was when I mistakenly poured the water on him.”

The Lagos State Police confirmed the arrest and said Abasi “will be charged to court soon.”

Read more at Daily Post


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