Woman Says She Bathed Houseboy With Hot Water In 'Self-defense'
Mrs Abimbola Oreoluwa is in trouble with the Ondo State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps.
She was arrested for allegedly torturing her 12-year-old houseboy by pouring hot water on him and cutting him with a razor blade.
What could be the crime of the boy? He allegedly stole some household items from madam.
The State Commandant, NSCDC, Pedro Awili, gave details of the crime on Tuesday, while parading the suspect at the command’s headquarters, Alagbaka, Akure.
“Abimbola inflicted series of injuries on the boy with a razor blade and poured hot water on him; she accused the boy of stealing her things.
“Our investigation revealed that the boy is from Benin Republic and the woman got him through his master in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
“She brought him to her house as a houseboy and paid N120,000 to his master. We are going to arrest the man in Abeokuta, because this is a case of a child abuse and human trafficking.
“The woman has been maltreating the boy. She didn’t allow him to go to school; she seriously abused the boy by beating him up for any little mistake he made,” the NSCDC boss stated.
Abimbola, however, had an explanation for the act.
She said, “He has been living with me for almost a year now and is fund of destroying my properties – my car, clothes and many other things – and he also steals.
“I got him from one woman in Abeokuta and l didn’t know he is from Cotonou. I told the woman that l needed someone to assist me and not a child like this.
“When the boy came, l told the woman that he was too small for me to accept; she said that l should just manage him that she would bring another person in two months. Since that time, l have been calling her, but she hasn’t showed up.
“But what really happened was in self defence, it wasn’t intentional. He was trying to block me with an iron chair when the kettle l was holding which had hot water in it fell on him when he was trying to run away.”
The question to ask is, if the little boy was Abimbola’s son, how would she handle his bad habits and vices?
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