Woman Arrested for inflicting burns on housemaids with hot iron


Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), in Ilorin, Kwara State capital, have arrested one Hajiya Balqees Yahaya Mohammed for allegedly utilizing hot iron to inflict burns on two of her housemaids.

It was gathered that the housemaids, merely recognized as Hauwa, 14 and Aisha, 12, had been punished for not flushing the bathroom after use.

The suspect, mentioned to be a dealer at Mandate Market alongside Western Reservoir highway Adewole, Ilorin, allegedly used the hot object on the victims’ buttocks.

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It was gathered that the victims had been seen by neighbours who noticed that they had been strolling with problem.

Upon interviewing them, the victims had been mentioned to have reluctantly opened up that their mistress inflicted accidents on them for not flushing bathrooms.

Spokesman of the state command of the NSCDC Femi Bello confirmed the incident.

He mentioned investigations have been performed and that the command would cost the suspect to a juvenile court.

“Yes there was an arrest made in that respect; the victims are not her children. They are just like maids to her. Investigation has been conducted and the suspect will be charged by tomorrow in the juvenile court,” he mentioned.

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It was additional gathered that some involved individuals reported the matter to the NSCDC following which the suspect was arrested on Friday and detained on the command’ s headquarters in Ilorin.

Sources within the suspect’s neighbourhood additionally knowledgeable our correspondent that oldsters of the victims have been contacted.

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“One of them hails from Ilorin and the opposite is Nupe by tribe, one of many sources, who doesn’t wish to be named, mentioned.

The sources mentioned dad and mom of each victims have denied that their youngsters got out as maids however that the suspect took custody of the victims with the understanding that she would help them to accumulate schooling.



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