A Nigerian Deaconess has been arrested for burning the private organ of her 14-year-old ward.
1st News reports that she allegedly subjected her ward to the cruel punishment for disobeying her.
The action of the deaconess has stunned several Nigerians; many of whom have expressed surprise that a member of the clergy could be capable of such cruelty. Also, it was reported that she made her 14-year-old ward sleep in the toilet.
The alleged culprit is a deaconess with the Living Faith Church, Barnawa, Kaduna State; identified as Mrs Iyema Oyemola Oyewole.
Equally important, the deaconess has been arrested by operatives of the Kaduna Police command; for the horrific torture meted out on the 14-year-old girl, identified as Princess.
The victim has been living with the Oyemolas for a year now. Her father, who is friends with the alleged culprit’s husband; had honoured his friend’s request for her to stay with them since he doesn’t have accommodation due to the unrest in Southern Kaduna.
According to a source, “Mr Oyewole begged for Princess to come and stay with them, promising that she would be well taken care of and sent to school. The woman even used holy water on the girl when she received her, so the dad thought his daughter was in the safe hands.
Months later, he called to speak with his daughter. The woman said he must speak with her in English and not Hausa because she knew the daughter would likely spill. The call was closely monitored to prevent Princess from outing her.
Right from the day Princess landed in their house, she has been sleeping on the toilet floor without a wrapper and was given a cup to fetch water from the toilet tap to drink in case she was thirsty.
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