A 30-year old mother, Ayo Sherrif is presently cooling off in the police net for assaulting her daughter
The Sixteen years old victim, Aishat Sheriff is suffering from burnt inflicted upon her by her mother who reportedly used pressing iron to burn her upper and lower right limbs.
The case of child abuse was reported by Chosen Child Orphanage Home, located at Gastya Estate, Ijora-Badia.
The Lagos police command has stepped in to get to the root of the matter.
The suspect, Ayo Sheriff allegedly inflicted the injuries due to minor misunderstanding.
What led to the abuse was that the victim, who is a student of a secondary school and also a part time student nurse in auxiliary capacity, was given the sum of five hundred naira by her boss with an instruction to hand two hundred naira to someone on her way home, use fifty naira as transport fare and return the balance of two hundred and fifty to her boss the next day.
However, on the day she was supposed to return the balance of the money to her boss, the victim defaulted.
She told her boss that the money was with her mother. The boss called her mother on the phone and she denied knowledge of the money.
When the victim returned home from work, her mother who was already waiting for her, plugged an electric iron and waited until it was red hot.
At this stage, she used the red hot iron to welcome her daughter home, accusing her of being a disgrace to the family.
The pitiable sight of the girl angered the Lagos Commissioner of Police, he therefore called on parents to correct their children in love. He said the rate at which cases of domestic violence is increasing is now a source of concern to the Command.
A statement signed by the Command Public Relations Officer SP. Oti said the Gender Section of the Command, headed by SP (Mrs) Adejoke Cole, had concluded investigation into the case and would charge the suspect to Ikeja Magistrate Court tomorrow 30th April, 2018.