A Nigerian lady, Evidence Eseoghene, is currently on the run after she allegedly inflicted injuries on her 10-year-old housemaid, Victory Oghenovo, for taking N100 to buy snacks.
According to SaharaReporters, Oghenovo worked as a POS operator for Eseoghene at Adeba, in the Lakowe axis of Lekki, and she used the money from the day’s POS transactions to feed herself last Thursday. However, when her boss arrived and found out, she brutalized the young girl.
she peppered the small girl’s eyes before setting a hot knife on fire and torturing her with it.
A witness said she got to know about the incident when the girl fainted on Friday at the POS stand and narrated her ordeal the previous night. The matter was also reported to a non-governmental organization, the Advocate for Children and Vulnerable People’s Network (ACVPN).
“The girl collapsed on Friday at her shop where she did POS for her aunty. People gathered there and asked her what the problem was; she said her back was paining her, we opened the back and saw burns, we asked her what happened to her, she said she used N100 to buy puff puff and Zobo when she was hungry on Thursday.
When she got to the house, the aunt put pepper in her eye, placed a knife on fire and burnt her with it. I immediately took her to the Elemoro police station, I discovered she had other scars; I said what happened, she said some months ago, her aunt called one Alhaja who gave her those scars. That same day, the police arrested the Alhaja, but the aunty already fled.” An eyewitness said.