A lady identified as Evidence Eseoghene is currently on the run after allegedly assaulting her 10-year-old housemaid named Victory Oghenovo, for using N100 to buy snacks.
According to report, Oghenovo helped her boss to manage a POS business at Adeba, Lakowe axis of Lekki. The victim took N100 from the POS transactions of the day to get herself a snack.
When the young girl got home the suspect reportedly put pepper in her eyes after which she placed a hot knife on fire and tortured the little girl with it.
According to a witness, he found out what happened to the girl when she fainted at the POS stand a day after the incident and narrated her ordeal the previous night.
The matter was reported to a non-governmental organization, Advocate for Children and Vulnerable People’s Network (ACVPN).
The witness said: “The girl collapsed on Friday at her shop where she did POS for her aunty. People gathered there and asked her what the problem was; she said her back was paining her, we opened the back and saw burns, we asked her what happened to her, she said she used N100 to buy puff puff and Zobo when she was hungry on Thursday.
When she got to the house, the aunt put pepper in her eye, placed a knife on fire and burnt her with it. I immediately took her to the Elemoro police station, I discovered she had other scars; I said what happened, she said some months ago, her aunt called one Alhaja who gave her those scars.
That same day, the police arrested the Alhaja, but the aunty already fled.”