Grandmother Arrested For Burning Her Granddaughter’s Hands Because Of Food
The Public Relations Officer of the command, Mr. Babawale Afolabi said in an interview with newsmen in Osogbo on Wednesday, that the incident happened on Jan. 16 around 1:45 p.m. at Ila Area of Erin-Osun, Osogbo, where the girl, Victoria John, was living with her grandmother.
He explained that the girl who is a twin, lost her mother at a tender age. She was caught by her grandmother eating her twin brother’s food and was punished by burning her hands with hot coal. The girl was taken to the Primary Healthcare Centre at Erin-Osun by some residents for treatment.
The case was reported to the Human Trafficking and Child Abuse Department of the corps by the residents of the neighbourhood.
According to the doctor that treated the girl, she will need surgery to repair the contraction on her hands and she will also need a psychotherapist to help her with proper use of the hands again.
The grandmother who is presently in the custody of the NSCDC, and further investigation into the matter is still ongoing.
Source: Vanguard news