A woman simply identified as Mama Emeka was arrested on Tuesday by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly burning her 16-year-old half sister with a hot iron.
The incident according to a report by The Nation, occurred on the 25th of December, the suspect was reportedly arrested today following the intervention of the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence team in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Social Development.
It was gathered that the woman has been maltreating the teenager, whose mother reportedly abandoned her after the death of her father.
According to sources, residents of the street revolted against the woman who also used razor blade to cut the victim’s thighs and shaved her hair.
They alleged that the woman usually forced the victim to hawk and work into later hours of the night.
The residents, according to the sources mobilized to ensure the woman was apprehended and handed over to policemen from Ketu Police Division, while the victim was taken into protective custody.