Police in Dutse have arrested a 25-year-old woman for allegedly inflicting severe injury on her 12-year-old son in Jabu, Dutse, Abuja.
The suspect, a security guard, identified only as Chinwe, was said to have applied a hot electric iron on the son’s hand and back after accusing him of allegedly defiling his 4-year-old sister.
A neighbour who preferred to remain anonymous said the suspect was about to catch a cab for Mararaba in Nasarawa State when she remembered that she did not carry her baby’s pampers and turned back to collect it.
He said when she got back to the house, she spent few minutes knocking before the son opened the door.
“When she got to the room, she met the daughter standing with her pants wet, having urinated on the bed and she suspected foul play,” he said.
The neighbour added that the suspect was unable to confront the victim immediately, as she was already late for where she was going, but revisited the incident when she returned later in the day.
“Since the answer she got from the little girl when she asked her what her brother did to her was not what she expected, she had to threaten her with the electric iron the son was ironing his cloth with at the time,” he said.
The neighbour, however said the daughter was forced to admit she was defiled by the brother, a response that provoked the suspect to descend angrily on the son.
“She first flogged him with a cane and later injured him with a knife before she eventually used the same hot iron to inflict further injury on him,” he alleged.
City News learnt that the victim was rescued by a cyclist while he was running away from the suspect and drove him straight to the police station.
When contacted, the Dutsen Alhaji DPO, CSP Aisha Yusuf, confirmed the arrest, saying the case had been transferred to the state CID.
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