A non-governmental organisation, Justice Development and Peace Commission of the Ekiti Diocese, has accused a woman, Esther Abgundu, for inserting a hot knife in her five-year-old niece’s private part.
The act happened on November 26, in Ekiti state.
The petitioner said it was informed that the offence of the victim was that she ate the food of the suspect’s baby.
According to the petition, “on November 26, 2017, the victim was babysitting the baby of the respondent (Abgundu) and in the course of feeding the baby, the victim ate a spoon of the baby’s food.
“This annoyed the respondent and she inserted pepper into her niece’s private parts.
“The respondent further put a knife in the fire and inserted the hot knife into the victim’s private parts. She also beat up the girl and told her not to cry.”
The JDPI indicted the police in the petition signed by its Director, Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Akingbade, which was sent to the National Human Rights Commission.
“The respondent was released barely few hours after her arrest and boastfully roamed the streets of Ijelu-Ekiti freely as if nothing happened.
“We hereby urge you, as bastion of hope and front runner in protection of human rights, to use your good offices and intervene in this matter of cruelty against the victim by ensuring that the respondent is brought to book to serve as a deterrent to whoever still engages in acts of inhuman and degrading treatment to others, especially to children.”
Alberto Adeyemi, police spokesman in Ekiti, confirmed the incident.