A woman identified as Khadija Dauda, is currently in the
custody of the Kogi State Police Command for allegedly
pouring hot water on her 14-year-old step-sister, Zainab
The woman was handed over to the police by the State
government through the ministry for women affairs, which
directed her arrest when the information on the
development got to the ministry.
The Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social
Development, Hajiya Fatima Kabir Buba, told journalists on
Friday in Lokoja, that the accused carried out the act when
she had misunderstanding with her step-sister, thereby
causing severe burns on the girl.
It was learnt that the 14-year-old victim lost her mother
some years back and had been undergoing endless torture
from her step-siblings.
Parts of Zainab’s body have been badly scalded as a result
of the hot water poured on her which is being treated by the
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.