18-year-old housewife, Aisha Muhammed has been arrested by the police in Adamawa for torturing her 5-year old stepdaughter with hot iron rod for bedwetting.
The incident happened in Wuro Patuji village, Mubi South Local government area of the state.
Spokesperson of the State Police Command, DSP Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje, who confirmed the arrest in a statement on Friday, July 2, said the suspect is the second wife to the victim’s father.
Nguroje stated that the suspect using a hot iron, tortured and inflicted injury on the private part of the child because she urinated on her bed.
“The Adamawa State police command on 01/7/2021 apprehended an 18-year-old female suspect for torturing and maltreating her 5-year-old stepdaughter,” he stated.
“The suspect, Aisha Mohammed, a resident of Wuro Patuji village, Mubi South Local Government Area, took advantage of the baby following the divorce of her mother that brought her under the care and custody of her stepmother.
“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.
“The wicked stepmother was arrested by the police in Mubi South Local Government Area following a report received from Aisha Abdullahi (mother of the victim) and Barrister Khadija Nasir, a female lawyer.” he added.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Aliyu Adamu Alhaji, while commending FIDA and police for exposing and making it impossible for criminal of such to escape justice, directs discreet investigations be conducted as the victim is under medical attention.
Meanwhile, as part of efforts at tackling criminal activities and other related offences in the state, the CP deployed officers of the family unit/Human right section to go after anyone committing such heinous crimes and apprehend them.
He equally calls on people to always report people of suspicious character around their neighborhoods to police.