An 11-year-old girl has been left with a swollen eye, after she was battered by her uncle for revealing their family problems to outsiders.
The 11-year-old identified as Uju, who was subjected to unimaginable heights of maltreatment by her uncle identified as Chibuzor, and his wife after they brought her from the village to live with them, was battered at the couple’s residence at No 29, Akinola Street, Bariga, Lagos.
It was gathered that the girl beaten for revealing their family problems, was saved from more bodily harms by neighbours who intervened.
This is coming few weeks after it was reported that a man identified as Effiong Sunday, was arrested by the police after burning his 13-year-old niece on the face and breast. This is reportedly over an allegation of theft which proved to be false.
The incident occurred on Tuesday, September 5, 2018. A neighbour on Brass street, Etegwe, had reported missing a sum of N3,000 which the victim was accused of taking. Despite stating her innocence, Sunday went on to beat the victim. He reportedly stripped her naked and burnt her body with a steaming hot pressing iron.
More reports confirm that the uncle failed to take the girl to a hospital after the neighbour reported that the money had been found. The incident reportedly got the attention of an N.G.O. This ensured the involvement of the police and the subsequent arrest of Effiong Sunday.