The police command in Plateau State, on Thursday in Jos, confirmed the arrest and detention of a female suspect, for allegedly torturing and killing her maid, a minor identified as Margaret Joshua.
The suspect, a microbiologist in one of the research institutes in Vom, and a resident of K-Vom, Jos South Local Government Area, was said to have allegedly immersed the minor in hot water until her buttocks were severely burnt.
The suspect, a mother of two, had made a promise to enrol the victim in school, but did not do so, rather, indulged in daily beating of the girl until it resulted in her death.
It was further gathered that after the recent beating, the little girl was forced to sit in a container filled with hot water which severely burnt her buttocks and private parts.
Grace Pam, Plateau State coordinator of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) reported that:
Investigation revealed that Ms Joshua, who hails from Kebbi State, and fleeing from insecurity in her community, was brought into Jos by a supposed helper, but took her to serve as a maid in the suspect’s home.
It is also reported that concerned neighbours had on many occasions reported the suspect to the Police, and was ordered to return the victim to her parents, but she refused until she ended the girl’s life.