Ruth, a policewoman, has been arrested for allegedly inflicting injuries on her 10-year-old niece, Miracle.
Miracle was caught stealing a piece of meat from Ruth’s pot of soup on Christmas Eve, according to Ruth, who lived in the Dutse Alhaji area of the Federal Capital Territory.
The victim’s two hands were tied and dipped in boiling water, according to a resident who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
Miracle was rushed to the Kubwa General Hospital after her cries were heard by neighbours, who alerted the police.
According to the source,
“On the Christmas Eve, she caught the young girl stealing a piece of meat from her pot of soup which she prepared for Christmas.
“She was angry with her and tied the two hands of her niece with rope and put them inside hot water.
“Her neighbours heard her crying aloud and later she ran out. They were surprised at what they saw. The girl sustained serious injuries on the two hands, and one of the neighbours, who could not bear it, called the police.
“It was the police that rushed her to the General Hospital in Kubwa. The policewoman is still at the Dutse Alhaji division.”
DSP Josephine Adeh, a spokesperson for the FCT police command, confirmed the incident and said that an investigation was underway.
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