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Housewife dips stepson’s hands in hot water

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National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has arraigned a 30-year-old housewife, Khadijat Yahaya, for allegedly dipping her two-year-old stepson’s hands into hot water, causing grievous injury.
The accused was slammed with a two-count charge and arraigned before a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory sitting in Bwari, Abuja, presided over by Justice A. O. Musa.
NAPTIP had arrested Khadijat said to be the second wife of the husband, Yahaya, following a tip-off from concerned Nigerians.
The charge reads: “That you Khadijat Yahaya (F) 30 years old of Block Industry, opposite ECWA Church, Chukuku, Kuje Area Council, Abuja on or about December 12, 2017, at Block Industry, opposite ECWA Church, Chukuku, Kuje Area Council, Abuja, within the jurisdiction of this Hounourable Court, used harmful liquid to wit hot water on Abubakar Yahaya, two years old of Block Industry, opposite ECWA Church, Chukuku, Kuje Area Council, Abuja, by dipping his two hands and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 21 (1) of the Violence Against Persons Act 2015.”
The charge further stated: “That you Khadijat Yahaya (F) 30 years old, of Block Industry, Opposite ECWA Church, Chukuku, Kuje Area Council, Abuja, on or about December 12, 2017, at Block Industry, opposite ECWA Church, Chukuku, Kuje Area Council, Abuja, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, willful inflicted physical injury on Abubakar Yahaya, two years old of Block Industry, opposite ECWA Church, Chukuku, Kuje Area Council, Abuja by dipping his two hands inside boiling water which caused full thickness burn on his two hands and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 2(1) of the Violence Against Persons Act 2015.”
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges and was subsequently granted bail in the sum of N500,000.
Further hearing was adjourned till February 20.

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