A woman has reportedly scarred an 8-year-old boy with hot iron, because he ate the 50 Naira groundnut she left in the house.
The incident happened on Sunday 16th August in Anantigha, Calabar South.
It was gathered that the aunt returned from church on Sunday to discover that the groundnut she left in the house was gone.
She questioned the little boy about it, then connected the electric iron to electricity and used it to burn his back and buttocks.
It was also gathered that when she was done, she refused to give him food.
Old scars on the boy’s burnt fingers also revealed that it isn’t the first time she has abused him since he started living with her about three years ago.
On Monday, August 17, the Principal Counsel, Basic Rights Initiative, James Ibor Esq., told Vanguard that they received a call from Girl Power Initiative, GPI, about a lady who had been assaulting her nephew with hot iron, burning stove and other hot objects.
Ibor said that this was not the first time such was happening.
He said that they have invited the father, because the mother is late.
“The boy has been tortured and traumatised” Iboh said. He added that they will be taking him to a medical facility where he can get adequate care.