A man identified as Effiong Sunday, has allegedly used hot pressing iron to burn his 13-year-old niece over their neighbour’s missing three thousand naira.
Mr Sunday is said to be from Akwa Ibom state but lives at Brass street, Etegwe area of Bayelsa state.
According to a Facebook user, Ebipre Omubo, the little girl was accused of stealing the money on Tuesday, September 5.
He said on interrogation, the little girl denied stealing the money but the uncle started beating her, insisting she is the one who stole the money.
“Later he removed her cloths and started burning her with a hot pressing Iron that she must tell him the whereabout of the money. According to the little girl, he continued to burn her face and breast with the hot pressing Iron and she accepted she stole the money under duress.
“The painful side of the story is that the neighbor eventually found his money where he kept it.
“Despite the injuries he inflicted on the little girl, her uncle didn’t bother to take her to the hospital for treatment.
“The following morning being Friday 7 September, neighbors started frowning and spreading the story after seeing the injuries on the girl.”
Mr Ebipre added that he and two other persons have taken the matter to appropriate quarter after they received the information.
“The information got to Mr Numoipre Benson Ayah, Tony Owei Angagha and my humble self and we decided to see what we could do to help the little girl.
“We contacted DO FOUNDATION, an NGO that is into CHILD ABUSE and other related matters chaired by Barrister Dise Ogbesi Sheila and her second Excel Bright.
“The little girl was taken to the Ekeki police station. Mr Sunday Effiong and his wife were invited for interrogation by the Gender Desk Office.
“The little girl is now receiving treatment in the hospital.”