The police in Adamawa State has arrested an 18-year-old housewife, Aisha Mohammed, for allegedly inserting a hot iron rod into the private part of her 5-year-old stepdaughter, for bed-wetting.
Spokesperson for the command, DSP Suleiman Nguroje, in a statement said the suspect was arrested on Thursday, July 1, 2021, in Wuro Patuji village, following a report received from the victim’s mom, Aisha Abdullahi, and her lawyer.
“The suspect took advantage of the baby following the divorce of her mother that brought her under her care and custody.
Investigation reveals the suspect, being the second wife to the victim’s father, committed the offence by using hot iron (rod) to torture and inflict injury on the private parts of the baby because she discharged urine on her bed,” he said.
The mother of the victim lamented the situation, saying, “My daughter may never live a normal life as a woman.”