A woman identified as Khadija Dauda, is allegedly pouring hot water on her 14-year-old step-sister, Zainab Dauda in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital.
The State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Fatima Kabir Buba disclosed this in a statement on Friday.
Hajia Buba noted that the accused carried out the act when she had a misunderstanding with her step-sister, thereby causing severe burns on the girl.
The commissioner described the incident as wicked and inhuman, assuring that, the ministry under her leadership will ensure justice for the 14-year old Zainab Dauda.
She added that the wife of the state governor, Hajiya Rasheedat Bello who supervises her ministry will leave no stone unturned to ensure that any individual engaging in child battering, molestation of the girl child, child trafficking and other heinous act will be made to face the full wrath of the law.
“This is total wickedness. How would a sane person pour hot water on her fellow human being? The Kogi State Government won’t condole this brutality. We are going to follow this case to a logical conclusion and ensure that Zainab Dauda gets justice,” She stated.
Several parts of Zainab’s body have been badly scalded as a result of the hot water poured on her body which is being treated by the Ministry.
Khadija Dauda is currently in detention at the Police Force Headquarter, Lokoja and will be charged to court next week.
Source said the 14-year-old victim lost her mother some years back and had been undergoing endless torture from her step-siblings.