One Effiong Sunday has been dragged to the police for burning his 13-year-old niece’s breast and face with a hot pressing iron in Bayelsa State.
According to Onyido Victor who took to Facebook to report the incident, the uncle brutalized his niece on Tuesday, September 5, 2018, at Brass Street, Etegwe Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
Onyido reported that the girl whose name wasn’t revealed was accused of stealing the sum of three thousand naira from a neighbour’s apartment. But after questioning and interrogation by her Uncle (Mr Sunday Effiong) the little girl denied stealing any money.
The uncle was said to have insisted that she stole the money and in the process of forcing her to tell the truth, he started beating her.
It was alleged the uncle later removed her clothes and started using the hot pressing iron on her body.
NAIJAROKO further gathered that the missing money was eventually found where it was kept, but despite the injuries, Sunday didn’t bother to take the victim to the hospital.
An NGO, Do Foundation, chaired by Barrister Dise Ogbesi Sheila, was eventually notified and the girl was taken to the Ekeki police station.
Sunday and his wife were, subsequently, invited, while the girl is now receiving treatment.
According to Oyinbo, the little girl is receiving treatment in an hospital courtesy of Do Foundation.