A 45 year old man identified as Sukurat Idowu has been arrested by the police for allegedly using an hot iron to burn the face and private part of his five year old daughter.
According to Daily post, Idowu, who works as a roadside mechanic attacked the little girl named Monsurat at the ikotun home in Lagos on Monday, August 22, after he asked the victim to empty excreta into the toilet but accidentally poured it on the floor.
It was reported that the father who had divorced the little girl's mother since 2013 got angry. Reports has it that the little girl has lost her eye while her private part is swollen due to the burn.
A neighbor who gave her name as Basirat said : “The mechanic had a quarrel with his wife and divorced her in 2013 when the girl was just two years old. On that Monday, he asked her to go and dispose of her faeces in a potty in a latrine at the backyard of the house. But the area was slippery and the girl fell, splashing the faeces on the floor.
“The father became angry and got a hot iron. He began to beat her with the hot surface of the iron until the girl’s face became swollen. We tried to caution him, but he would not listen. That was how the matter got to the police.”
The State Police Commissioner, Fatai Owoseni who confirmed the case, said the little girl was receiving treatment at a hospital. He added that the suspect will be charged for child abuse and assault occasioning harm.