The Lagos State Police Command is investigating a case of child abuse against one Aishat Sheriff, 16, whose upper and lower right limbs were allegedly burnt by her mother, Ayo Sheriff, 30, by means of electric pressing iron.
Aishat was said to have been given the sum of N500 by her boss with an instruction to hand N200 to someone on her way home, use N50 as transport fare and return the balance of N250 the next day.
However, on the day she was supposed to return the balance of the money to her boss, the victim defaulted. She told her boss that the money was with her mother. The boss called her mother on the phone and she denied knowledge of the money.
When the victim returned home from work, her mother who was already waiting for her, plugged an electric iron and waited until it was red hot. At this stage, she used the red hot iron to welcome her daughter home, accusing her of being a disgrace to the family. The suspect will be charged to court tomorrow, 30th April, 2018.