Friday, 26 August 2016

Girl's eyes and private part burnt with iron by her dad

Surakat Idowu a 45 year old man was recently arrested after he burnt his 5year old daughter's eyes and private part with an iron in Ikotun area of Lagos State.

His 5 year old daughter was asked by her dad to dispose faeces in a potty latrine but she poured it on the floor which infuriated her dad who took the hot iron and allegedly used it on her face and private part. The incident happened on Monday.

Punch learnt that a neigbour reported the incident to Ikotun Police Division thus the suspect was arrested afterwards. The victim who is presently in nursery school has been blinded by the burns to her face while her private part is swollen. According to reports Idowu has been seperated from her mom since 2013.

A neighbour who witnessed the incident felt bad for the child and stated that she did not even throw it intentionally as she slipped while walking to throw it in the latrine. The commissioner of police has directed the case to Ikotun police division gender unit.The matter has also been reported to Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team which was working with the Child Protection Unit of the state Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation to get a shelter for the victim. 

The DSVRT Coordinator, Lola Vivour-Adeniyi, said, “The victim is presently receiving treatment in a hospital due to the severe burns. The police have assured that the suspect will be prosecuted. When the victim completes medical treatment, she will be taken into protective custody.”

 Investigations are still ongoing into the matter.


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