Police arrest woman who poured her 10yr old maid hot water mixed with pepper For breaking a plate

Abia Police has arrested one Mrs Zazi David for dousing her 10-year-old house-help with hot water mixed with ground pepper simply because she broke a plate.

According to Police spokesperson, Geoffrey Ogbonna, Mrs Zazi forced the girl, identified as Ifunanya, to drink the mixture.

The suspect was arrested after a patent medicine dealer she took Ifunanya to raised alarm over her condition.

The suspect also on several occasions have meted inhuman treatments on the maid said to be an orphan, resulting in visible marks of violence on her body.

According to a source: “The cat was let out of the bag last week Sunday when Zazi forced the victim to drink h*t water with pepper. This time, the horrendous attack burnt the little girl’s lips, mouth and throat.”

“Perhaps fearing that Ifunanya may die in her house, Zazi took her to a local chemist for treatment.

“The patent medicine dealer, on seeing the wounds, advised the woman to take her to a hospital, but the suspect refused, thus prompting the dealer to raise alarm.”

Meanwhile, Mrs Ikpeazu, who visited the child at the hospital, expressed shock at the horrific injuries on her body.

She described the abuse as very inhumane and barbaric.

It was gathered that, Mrs Nkechi Ikpeazu, has taken over the cost of treatment for the 10-year-old girl.

“I saw the first pictures of the injuries of girl last week and immediately I reached out to the commissioner of police Mrs Janet Agbede. I have confidence in the police under Mrs. Agbede, she is a mother and understands the import of safeguarding our children.

“Last Friday I also directed the State Action Committee Against Gender-Based Violence to follow up on the case and work with stakeholders including FIDA, Child Protection Network, NAPTIP and others and ensure things are done right. I am certain that justice will be gotten to serve as deterrent to others who are in habit of viciously maltreating our children,” Mrs. Ikpeazu said.

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