A young woman has been arrested in Niger state for torturing her son.
30 year old Juliet Moses was picked up by the officials of the Niger State Child Rights Agency after she burnt her 3-year-old son’s hands with hot coal.
Juliet who said the wounds on the boy’s hand and that of her other children was her own way of punishing them has been taken to the Niger State Child Right Agency Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation.
Here is her confession:
“My neighbour told me my son entered into her house and fetched food from her pot and when I asked him, he refused to tell me the truth, so I put hot charcoals on his hands, I did not know it would burn his hands like that”.
“I think I am just teaching him a lesson because that is the way they start. From small stealing, they would grow into big time stealing. I felt when I punish him like that, he will not do so again. This is the first time I burnt his hands like that.
“The wound on his head was as a result of him falling down when I pushed him. Also the iron mark on my daughter’s back, I was not the one who did that to her. My neighbors brought me her because they felt I am maltreating my children. ”
The case is now in the care of Barrister Mariam Kolo, the DG of Niger State Child Right Agency