See Arrested Wicked 75-year-old Grandmother that poured pepper on eyes and sexual organ of maid because of juice and biscuit. A grandmother in Ebonyi state was arrested for allegedly mistreating and abusing a minor.
A 75-year-old grandmother has been arrested by police in Ebonyi State for reportedly flogging and pouring pepper into the eyes and private parts of her 11-year-old home aid.
The woman, who gave her name as Mrs. Comfort Obi, was arrested on Tuesday by workers at the Ekumenyi Police Station in Abakaliki.
The conduct of the septuagenarian, gathered by PUNCH Metro, was confirmed by a neighbor, Mr Osita Ezechukwu, at the police station, who could no longer bear the degree of violence to which the child was subjected.
“The suspect had been cautioned repeatedly to desist from torturing the girl. Apart from flogging her, the woman also subjects the girl to hard labour,” Ezechukwu stated.
PUNCH Metro learnt that the victim’s body bore the scars of repeated flogging by Obi.
It was learnt that the victim, who hails from the Ohaji Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State, was brought by her aunt to live with the septuagenarian on Gunning Road, Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital, 12 months ago.
Investigation revealed that the victim’s mother was dead and her four siblings currently live with their father, who has vision impairment.
“My madam usually invites touts to flog me whenever I commit any offence and pour pepper into my private parts and eyes. This latest incident was because I was hungry and I took her biscuits and fruit juice,” the victim said.
Obi, however, said, “Although I regret my actions, I sought the permission of the girl’s auntie before I poured pepper into her private parts and eyes.”
The state police command confirmed the incident and Obi’s arrest on Wednesday.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mrs Loveth Odah, said the suspect had been arrested and admitted to bail.
“The child has been treated and reunited with her family members. The suspect will be arraigned after the fight against COVID-19 is over,” she stated.