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Woman pours boiling water on daughter’s breast in Delta community

Operatives of the Delta State Police Command have arrested a middle-aged woman resident in Ekpan community for allegedly pouring boiled water on the breast of her own daughter, Nwankwo Merit.

The Delta Secretary of the Centre for the Defense of Human Rights, Israel Joe, who stated via his Facebook page on Saturday, said that the Divisional Police Officer, Ekpan Division, Bulus Musa, assisted the CDHR in arresting the woman.

Joe disclosed that the woman poured boiling water on the girl on the 7th of January, 2022 while the CDHR had to wait until the girl was discharged from hospital on Friday, before taking action on the arrest of the culprit.

He commended the DPO for partnering the CDHR in the efforts to seek justice for the young girl.

Speaking further, Joe said, “I similarly drew the attention of my senior comrade, Pastor Egedegbe Edewor, to the incident and he reported it to the Commissioner for Women Affairs, Delta State, who detailed the welfare officer of Warri to accompany us for the arrest.

“We led a team of Police from Ekpan Division to arrest the suspect this morning (Saturday) and she is cooling off right now at Ekpan Police station.

“Thanks to the Delta State Commissioner of Police, Ari Mohammed Ali, DSP Benedicta Okafor and other members of our team who assisted this justice move”.

The state police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, could not be reached for comments on the incident, PUNCH reports.

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