A woman identified as, Mama Emeka has been arrested for allegedly burning her 16-year-old step-sister with hot iron on Christmas Day at 36, Fadeyi Street Olowora.
The Lagos state police arrested the woman on Tuesday, January 3, following the intervention of the state's domestic violence team in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Social Development.
According to The Nation, the suspect maltreated the teenager, whose mother reportedly abandoned her after the death of her father.
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Residents of Fadeyi street claimed that Mama Emeka also used razor blade to cut the victim’s thighs. They added that she usually forced the 16-year-old to hawk and work into late hours of the night.
It was the residents who ensured that the suspect was apprehended and handed over to police, while the victim was taken into protective custody.
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