The Nigeria Police Force, Bauchi State Command has arrested a housewife, Aisha Gaide, for allegedly burning the private parts of her eight-year-old stepdaughter with matches.
The command’s Public Relations Officer, Ahmed Wakil, made this known in a statement in Bauchi on Tuesday. He explained that the suspect was angry at the little girl and decided to burn her private parts with matches after a severe beating.
He stated that the suspect was arrested and taken to the State Criminal Investigation Department.
Wakil said, “On February 15, 2021, around 6 pm, the Secretary to the State Action Committee on Gender-Based Violence, Mrs. Talatu Musa, arrested and brought one Aisha Abdullahi Gaide of Kofar Durmi near Tudun Tarima, Bauchi, to the State Criminal Investigation Department.
“Musa complained that on February 14, 2021, around 1 pm, the suspect molested her eight-year-old stepdaughter of the same address.
“The victim had allegedly defecated on her clothes while sleeping and this provoked her stepmother, Aisha, who reacted by beating her with an electric wire.
“After that, she lighted matches and put them on the victim’s private parts. As a result, she sustained a high degree of burns on her private parts and some other parts of her body.”
On the receipt of the information, the PPRO said a team of detectives was drafted and took the victim to a hospital for emergency treatment.
He said the command would soon carry out a “high-level investigation” to ascertain the facts of the case, after which the suspect would be charged.