One Effiong Sunday has been dragged to the police for burning his 13-year-old niece breast and face with a hot pressing iron in Bayelsa State.

According to Onyido Victor who took to Facebook to report the incident, the uncle brutalized his niece on Tuesday, September 5, 2018, at Brass street, Etegwe Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

The girl had been falsely accused of stealing the N3k from a neighbour, however, she denied the allegation. The uncle was said to have insisted that she must tell him the truth and he started beating her.

He later removed her cloth and started burning her with a hot pressing iron. Fortunately, the neighbour eventually found his money where he kept it, but despite the injuries, Sunday didn’t bother to take the victim to the hospital.

An NGO, DO FOUNDATION, chaired by Barrister Dise Ogbesi Sheila, was eventually notified and the girl was taken to the Ekeki police station. Sunday and his wife were, subsequently, invited, while the girl is now receiving treatment.


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