A 30-year-old woman, Ayo Sheriff, has allegedly burnt her sixteen year old daughter Aishat with an electric pressing iron for telling lies.
Chike Oti, the Lagos State Police Command spokesperson, in a statement said one Chosen Child Orphanage Home, located at Gastya Estate, Ijora-Badia, reported the case.
Oti said the victim, a secondary school student and a part time student nurse in auxiliary capacity, was given the sum of N500 by her boss with an instruction to hand N200 to someone on her way home, use N50 as transport fare and return the balance of N250 to her boss the next day.
However, on the day she was supposed to return the balance of the money to her boss, the victim defaulted. She told her boss that the money was with her mother. The boss called her mother who denied knowledge of the money.
When the victim returned home from work, her mother who was already waiting for her, plugged an electric iron and waited until it was red hot. She was said to have burnt her daughter after accusing her of being a disgrace to the family.
The girl’s upper and lower right limbs were allegedly burnt.
Edgal Imohimi, the state Commissioner of police urged parents to correct their children in love. He said the increasing rate of domestic violence has become a source of concern to the Command. He further said the Gender Section of the Command, headed by SP Adejoke Cole, had concluded investigation into the case and would charge the suspect to court.