The Plateau State Police Command has arrested the woman who allegedly tortured an 11-year-old girl, Margaret Joshua, to death in Jos.
Spokesperson of the command, Alfred Alabo, confirmed the development to newsmen in a statement on Thursday, November 17, 2022.
The PPRO said the suspect, a mother of two and a microbiologist at the National Veterinary Research Institute, Vom (NVRI) Plateau, Mrs Nnamaka Nwachukwu, forced the minor to sit in a bowl of hot water, which resulted in severe injuries in her buttocks and private part.
The suspect, who resides in K-Vom, Jos south LGA, was said to have inflicted injuries on the body of the minor until she died from the torture.
The victim is said to be a native of Kebbi state, who escaped her community over insecurity, and was brought to Jos by a presumed helper who gave her out as a maid to the suspect.
The suspect allegedly beat the minor constantly and refused to register her in school despite promising to enrol the victim.
“Our attention was called about the situation on Monday, by a staff of the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH), who said that an 11-year-old girl had been seriously beaten up and injured by her guardian,” Pam said.
“On getting to the hospital, we saw several old and new scars, and injuries on her entire body. We were told that she was taken to Mandela hospital in K-Vom, but was referred to JUTH due to the severity of her wounds.