A woman identified as Elizabeth Abu, has been apprehended by the Kogi state government for physically assaulting her step son with an electric iron.
The Kogi State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development Hajia Fatima Kabir Buba who confirmed the incident said the suspect attacked the boy, David Mathew Ewongolu for using a part of her cloth to make duster.
The Ministry of Women Affairs will continue to collaborate with the Nigeria Police, alongside its legal team, to get justice for the abused victim. This is pure wickedness. How can a woman burn her fellow human being with hot electric iron?
“Even though the boy is not her biological son, that does not give her that right to display such wickedness on the boy. We will follow this case to a logical conclusion and ensure we will get justice for young David Mathew Ewongolu in the court of law. The law of the land must take its course.”
Buba condemned the action of the suspect and stated that she confessed to the crime, saying “she did not intend to inflict such pain on the boy”.
She stated further that the boy is currently receiving treatment at the Kogi State Specialist Hospital Lokoja.