A middle-aged Nigerian woman in Calabar has been reported to the police for burning her 8-year-old nephew’s back and buttocks with a hot iron because of N50 groundnut she left at home.
The incident happened on Sunday, August 16 when his aunt came back from Church to discover that the little boy eats the groundnut. She plugged in an Iron and used it to burn his back and his buttocks.
It was gathered that the mother of the boy is late and that he and two of his siblings live with the aunt.
The Principal Counsel, Basic Rights Initiative, James Ibor Speaking with reporters on Monday, August 17, stated they received a call from Girl Power Initiative (GPI), about a lady who had been assaulting her nephew with hot objects.
“From what the boy has told us, which is also very visible, he has been tortured and traumatised, and the boy is in serious pains. From here we are taking him to a medical facility where he can get adequate care.
“We have written to the Police and the state Ministry of Humanities and Social Welfare to enable us take good care of him in our own shelter home, because we cannot allow the child to go back to the aunt again.
“It is unfortunate that this kind of dastardly act and injury can be inflicted on a child. Even if he ate the groundnut, there is no justification for this kind of wickedness.”