The Police Command in Plateau State yesterday confirmed the arrest and detention of a female suspect for allegedly torturing and killing her 11-year-old maid identified as Margaret Joshua.
Spokesman of the Command Alfred Alabo said the suspect, a microbiologist at a research institute in Vom, Jos South Local Government Area, held down the minor in hot water until her buttocks were severely scalded.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Joshua, who hailed from Kebbi State, while fleeing from insecurity in her community, was brought to Jos by a supposed helper and taken to serve as a maid in the suspect’s home.
The suspect, a mother of two, reportedly promised to enrol the victim in school but did not do so.
NAN further learnt that after the recent beating, the girl was forced to sit in a container filled with hot water which severely burnt her buttocks and private parts.