What Should Be A Punishment For A Housewife, Who Pour Hot Water On Her Niece?
Mrs Edith Ikeyinna, a housewife, was arrested by police at Ajao Estate, Airport Road, Isolo, Lagos. The woman was arrested for pouring hot water on her 11-year-old niece, Chinaza Nwankwo.
The incident happened at their home, 11 Ramson Street, off Osolo Way, Ajao Estate, Lagos. Mrs Ikeyinna, according to The Nation, was transferred from Ajao Estate Police Station to the Lagos State Police Command’s Gender Desk in Ikeja yesterday.
According to Mrs Helen Ibeji, President of the International Charity Initiative and Woman Development Foundation (ICI-WODEF), Chinaza was discovered in excruciating pain at Glorious Supermarket along Osolo Way, Ajao Estate, as a result of severe burns on her abdomen caused by hot water poured on her by her aunt.
After applying egg to the wound in the first instance, the victim’s aunt was said to have given her N50 to buy Gentien Violet at the supermarket to treat herself and cover up the wound.
According to reports, members of the ICI-WODEF initially made futile attempts to locate the violator’s residence. When the victim’s aunt arrived, she claimed that she was looking for the girl.
Mrs Ifeyinna, the housewife was said to have arrived at the supermarket and dragged the girl away after cursing everyone who dared to question her actions.
The perpetrator’s husband, Alex, who was not present at the time of the incident, was said to have sent a message saying that she should be reported to the Human Rights office and that he had warned her several times to change from her evil ways to no avail.’
For such wickedness, what should be the punishment for the woman? Share your opinion.
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