A 12-year-old girl identified as Muyiba, came within an inch of death, as her body parts were disfigured with burns from a hot knife by her cousin named Bose Ola, for allegedly stealing N50.
According to Sunonline, Muyiba's ordeal was cut short when she fainted and had to be rushed to Siloan Medical Centre at 14, Muhammadu Akije Street, Ejigbo, Lagos State.
Speaking through an interpreter, Muyiba, 12, told Saturday Sun the incident of Saturday, November 18, 2017. “I saw N50 in the sitting room and I took it, not knowing that it belonged to Aunty Bose.
Later in the day, when she asked about the N50, I denied seeing it, but when she said she was going to punish me, I told her the truth and apologised that it won’t happen again. I thought that the matter was over because she had accepted my apology.
But she asked me to pull off my dress including my panties. I obeyed. She ordered me to lie on the chair. She brought out a cane, belt and stick for turning garri.
She called Brother Rafiu (her husband’s younger brother) to assist her and they descended on me. After that, she lighted the stove and heated a kitchen knife and started to use it to sear my body”.
Some neighbours informed the Crime Victims Foundation of Nigeria (CRIVON), Gbagada, Lagos, which led to the arrest of Bose and her subsequent arraignment at the Ejigbo Magistrate Court on one count charge of child abuse.