Aisha Muhammed has been nabbed by the Adamawa State Police Command for inserting a hot iron rod into the private part of her 5-year-old stepdaughter for bedwetting.
The 18 year old girl is said to be the second wife of the victim’s father. The incident took place in Wuro Patuji village, Mubi South Local Government area of the state.
DSP Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje, the spokesperson of the State Police Command affirmed the arrest of the suspect in a statement on Friday, July 2. Nguroje alleged that the victim’s stepmother mistreated and injured her private parts with a hot iron because she pissed on her bed.
“The Adamawa State police command on 01/7/2021 apprehended an 18-year-old female suspect for torturing and maltreating her 5-year-old stepdaughter,” he stated.
“The suspect, Aisha Mohammed, a resident of Wuro Patuji village, Mubi South Local Government Area, took advantage of the baby following the divorce of her mother that brought her under the care and custody of her stepmother.
“Investigation reveals the suspect, being the second wife to the victim’s father, committed the offence by using hot iron (rod) to torture and inflict injury on the private parts of the baby because she discharged urine on her bed.
“The wicked stepmother was arrested by the police in Mubi South Local Government Area following a report received from Aisha Abdullahi (mother of the victim) and Barrister Khadija Nasir, a female lawyer.” he added.
While commending FIDA and the police for exposing and making it hard for such criminals to escape justice, the Commissioner of Police, CP Aliyu Adamu Alhaji, instructs that discreet investigation be done. The victim is currently at the medical center receiving treatment.
However, the CP dispatched officers from the family unit/Human rights department to go after and detain anyone perpetrating such horrific acts as part of its efforts to combat criminal activities and other associated offenses in the state. He also encourages people to always report suspicious people in their neighborhoods to police.