Lady arrested for scalding 10-year-old househelp with hot water, to wake him up from sleep

The Calabar Magistrates Court has remanded one Ms. Uduak Monday, 29, at the Calabar prison, Afokang, for allegedly pouring boiled water on Daniel Okon Nse’s face, at about 5:30AM on Thursday, 24th November, 2016, in an attempt to wake him up, Crossriverwatch reports.

One Emmanuel Agan, who is a neighbour to the accused, noticed the grave injuries on Nse, and immediately reported to Basic Rights Counsel Initiative, a front line child rights organization in Calabar.

The organization immediately documented the case and effected Uduak’s arrest. Nse revealed that he is from Uruan in Akwa Ibom State and his dad is late, but his mother who is a trader (crayfish seller) gave him out to live as house boy to one Madam Ime. .

The said Madam Ime is a food vendor and on the fateful day of the incident, he could not wake up on time to wash dishes, when Ime’s eldest daughter, Uduak, woke him up by pouring boiling water on his face. .

Nse further narrated that he was a pupil of PCN Primary School, Akim, Calabar, until last September, when he stopped going to school after he was asked to repeat primary 3.

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