“She had scars on her face after Awolola burnt it with a hot knife. She had burn wounds in her genital area from when the woman’s two children, Nifemi and Tito, held the girl’s leg while the madam used lighter to burn her vagina and buttocks.
A staff of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in Kaduna, Mrs Yemi Awolola has been arrested for allegedly torturing and sexually abusing her 14-year-old house help.
She picked the victim from an Internally Displaced Persons’ (IDP) camp in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna 15 months ago.
We gathered that the victim had been given to Mrs Iyemi by her parents on the agreement that she would be supported to go to school. Mrs Yemi and her family members had allegedly tortured the victim, including using a lighter to burn the victim’s private part and also inserting the lighter in her private part.
Mrs. Iyemi oyewole has a son who beats princess at will. punishes her even under the rain. when all of these happens, the husband locks himself in his room and pretends like nothing is happening. her children tito and nifemi would hold the girl’s neck while the mother would burn her buttocks and vagina with lighter.
they hold her down while the mother inserts a stick into her private part at the same time burning the vagina. they also put pepper in the vagina and over the wounds.
The Kaduna State Commissioner of Human Services and Social Development, Hafsat Baba on Friday said the victim had been made to sleep in the toilet and often times is made to drink toilet water by Mrs Yemi, adding that the offence is contrary to the Kaduna State Child Welfare and Protection Law.
Baba said though the victim is presently receiving treatment at a private hospital, she would be transferred to the state-owned Barau Dikko hospital, adding that the state government will mate out sanctions on Mrs Yemi on three counts of child labour, violence against children as well as sexual violence.
She said the suspect is presently in police custody and urged them to ensure that she is prosecuted while assuring that she would personally write letters to the NNPC to notify them of the involvement of their staff.
Kaduna State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed confirmed the arrest of the suspect, saying the case has been forwarded to the state CID for investigation.