By Ahmad Deedat Zakari
A stepmother identified as Elizabeth Abu, who allegedly burnt the butts of her stepson with pressing iron, was arrested on Monday, March 14, 2022.
According to reports, the little stepson used his shirt to make a duster he was asked to bring to school. This angered the stepmother, who punished him this severely. The stepmother reportedly burnt his butts with pressing iron and rubbed pepper in his eyes and the burnt butts.
Mrs Abu has reportedly been on the run since the news of the dastard act broke on March 10, 2022, before her arrest today.
The Facebook user, Safiya Stephanie Musa, who shared the details of her arrest and others who reacted condemned the act in strong terms. Stephanie Musa posted, thus:
“And the wicked stepmother, Elizabeth Abu, who burnt her stepson’s butts with a hot iron, and rubbed pepper in his eyes, has been taken into Police Custody in Lokoja. How one can do this to a child because he used his cloth to make duster they were asked to bring to school beats me silly.Big thanks to the Governor and the Kogi Women Affairs Commissioner for taking action. The boy is currently in the hospital. May the Lord grant him full recovery without complications, Ameen.”
The Lokoja police command has yet to make any official statement on the issue while filing this report.