Police in Anambra has arrested a woman, Mrs Charity Effiong for allegedly applying pepper on a 12-year old girl’s private part for stealing N26,000.
A source told our correspondent that the woman has been detained at the Central Police Station, Awka after a good-spirited individual who found the girl wandering about town when she was sent out of the house reported to the police.
The source said, It was not long after the matter was reported in the police station that the madam appeared, claiming the housemaid was abducted.
The 12-year old girl, Precious Nwali who is a house help was alleged to have stolen her mistress’ N26,000 at Nzekwe Street, near Kwata meat market in Awka, Anambra state.
The victim, from Ebonyi state, was allegedly stripped naked and pepper applied on her private part by the mistress, who also sent her out from the house around 10.30pm.
Mrs. Amaka Okoye, who picked the girl on the street said it took her about thirty minutes to wash off the pepper in the girl’s private part.
The Police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed who confirmed the arrest, said the suspect denied applying pepper in the victims private part.
He said, She said the girl stole her N26,000 which led her to remove her pant so she can see whether she hid the money inside her pant.
Mohammed, however, said investigation has commenced on the matter.
Author: Joe Chukindi