The police in Imo State on Sunday said that they have arrested one Mrs Promise Obinna, who bathed an eleven year old girl , Chika Nkwazema, with hot water.
The woman, who was on the run with her family, before her arrest, allegedly poured hot water on the girl on Saturday at Mbieri in the Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo State.
The water severely affected her back, laps, breasts, hands, face and buttocks after her children and Chika’s siblings had finished fighting.
Before the victim’s mother, Mrs Ngozi Nkwazema, who went to the Orie Mbieri Police Station to report the incident could return to the compound with some policemen, the woman, her husband, Obinna, who is a tricycle driver and their three children had packed their bags and fled the compound.
Speaking to Southern City News on her hospital bed in the children ward of the Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, Imo State, the girl said the woman deliberately poured the hot water on her body.
The girl, who is in Primary Six asserted that her neighbour’s act was wicked and stated that if not for God, she could have died.
Confirming her arrest to our correspondent, the spokesperson for the police in the state, Andrew Enwerem, said that the operatives had nabbed the” on the run woman”.