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Photo: Lady disfigures her 12 year old cousin’s body because she stole N50

Photo: Lady disfigures her 12 year old cousin


A 12 year old girl named simply identified as Muyiba pictured above, is currently writhing in pain at a hospital in Lagos due to injuries she sustained from a hot knife used on her by her second cousin, Bose Ola on Saturday, November 18th. According to The Sun, Muyiba was brought to Lagos to reside with Bose, her second cousin so she can pursue her education.

On the day of the incident, Bose had accused Muyiba of stealing N50 note that she left in their living room. Initially Muyiba denied but she later confessed to her cousin that she took the money to buy biscuit and water because she was hungry.

Muyiba who spoke through an interpreter from her sick bed, said “I saw N50 in the sitting room and I took it, not knowing that it belonged to Aunty Bose. Later in the day, when she asked about the N50, I denied seeing it, but when she said she was going to punish me, I told her the truth and apologised that it won’t happen again. I thought that the matter was over because she had accepted my apology. But she asked me to pull off my dress including my panties. I obeyed. She ordered me to lie on the chair. She brought out a cane, belt and stick for turning garri. She called Brother Rafiu (her husband’s younger brother) to assist her and they descended on me. After that, she lighted the stove and heated a kitchen knife and started to use it to sear my body”.

Muyiba said she fainted in the course of the torture and was rushed to the hospital where doctors revived her. Some neighbours who could not stomach the inhuman treatment reported the matter at Ejigbo Police Division. The police wanted to handle the matter with levity, but for the intervention of the Crime Victims Foundation of Nigeria (CRIVON), Gbagada, Lagos, which led to the arrest of Bose and her subsequent arraignment at the Ejigbo Magistrate Court on one count charge of child abuse.

Photo: Lady disfigures her 12 year old cousin

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