A woman identified as Mrs. Darasimi Martins has been arrested by the police in Lagos for pouring hot water on her 16-year-old housemaid for stealing two eggs.
Mrs. Darasimi Martins, who lives at 16, Olomowewe Street, is said to have sent her teenage house help to buy six eggs but the girl hid two of the eggs for herself when she returned. This angered Mrs Martins when she found out. She then descended on her and poured hot water on her face and body.
It was gathered that the incident was one of several assaults the young girl had suffered from the woman.
Martins was apprehended by operatives attached to Olosan Division in Mushin, after the Child Protection Network (CPN) reported the case there.
Confirming the incident, police spokesman Chike Oti, a Chief Superintendent (CSP) said the case had been moved to the Gender Unit for further action.