Mum Who Scorched Daughter With Hot Iron Remanded



A 30-year-old mum who scorched her daughter with a hot pressing iron has been remanded in prison. Sheriff Ayo, the mother from hell reportedly seared her daughter, Aishat’s upper and lower limbs for telling her a lie. Aishat, a secondary school student also training to become a nurse, was handed N500 by her boss. She was meant to spend N250 for her feeding and to return the change. Aisha however did not do as told, but when accosted by her boss claimed she gave her mother the change.

The mother denied taking the change from her, and in anger descended on the 16-year-old girl.

During a hearing on the matter on Monday, the prosecutor, Emuheri Benson, said the offence was committed on April 24, 2018 at the defendant’s residence at Orile Iganmu area of Lagos state. Benson added that the offence contravened Section 173 of the Criminal Law of Lagos state.

The defendant pleaded ‘not guilty’ to two counts of child abuse preferred against her.

Presiding Magistrate, Sule Amizat, did not grant the defendant bail. She asked the defence counsel to provide the medical report of the victim, who is said to be receiving treatment at the Lagos Island General Hospital.

The case was adjourned till May 23, 2018.

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