A food vendor identified as Mrs Mary Omifunto, inflict serious Injuries on her 14-year-old daughter, Kaosarat with a pot of hot water.
The woman who is based in Oshodi area of Lagos state emptied a pot of hot water on the teenager for refusing to assist her mother to hawk food.
The mother who was angered by her daughter’s refusal to hawk slapped the victim who is a primary 5 pupil, she however slapped her mother back.
The mother then went for hot water on fire and poured it on her, scalding her back and leg.
The Guidance and Counselling unit of the Oshodi-Isolo Local Government Education Authority got wind of the incident and reported the case to police at the Akinpelu Division who arrested the mother.
A child rights activist who narrated the incident said:
“The woman’s shop is at Dipo-Olu in Oshodi but she lives on Brown Street with the girl. Last Sunday, the girl declined to hawk. It resulted in an argument and she slapped her. She said her daughter slapped her back but the girl denied it. She wanted to hit her with a metal object but people intervened and collected it from her.
“She then went for water she was boiling and poured it on the girl. She (Kaosarat) ran to a nearby health centre. Some officials from the hospital came and halted the woman’s cooking for the day. They asked her to get some prescribed drugs but she tore the paper. It was her neighbours who contributed N10,000 to buy some drugs.
“The girl is her first child. She has divorced her father after three children and remarried with another child.”
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