One Aisha Mohammed from Adamawa state, inserted a hot iron rod into the private parts of a five-year-old girl (name withheld) for bed wetting.
The mother of the victim, Aisha Abdullahi, lamented the situation, saying, “My daughter may never live a normal life as a woman.”
The Federation of International Women Lawyers, FIDA, Adamawa state, has vowed to get justice for the minor, according to Khadija Nasir, a member of the association.
The Adamawa state police command has confirmed that the suspect, Aisha Mohammed, is in its custody.
Spokesperson for the command, DSP Suleiman Nguroje, told SaharaReporters that “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.
“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.”