The Police Command in Abia State has arrested one Mrs Zazi David for pouring her 10-year-old maid identified as Ifunanya, hot water mixed with pepper.
The command’s spokesperson, Geoffrey Ogbonna, who confirmed the incident to newsmen said the suspect also forced the girl, to drink the hot, peppery mixture because she broke a plate.
According to him, the suspect had abused the girl on several occasions, leaving her with a visible cane and burn marks on her body.
He further noted that the suspect was eventually exposed after this recent incident which left the young girl with burns on her lips, throat. shoulders, and on her back.
“Afraid that the girl may die or develop an infection, the suspect took the girl to a nearby chemist who advised her to take the girl to a hospital but she refused, beg the chemist attendant to give her panadol or anything,
“When she refused, the chemist raised alarm exposing the suspect which eventually led to her arrest,” he added.
Ogbonna assured that the suspect will be prosecuted upon the conclusion of the investigation.