Woman beats her 10-year-old niece with baseball bat for wetting her bedBy Mason White 3:01 PM March 19, 2014
By: Devansh Dutt
A woman was arrested and charged with assault after beating a 10-year-old girl with a baseball bat because she wet her bed, police in Nigeria said.
Lagos State Police said that they arrested 27-year-old Joy Amodu on Tuesday, for beating her niece because she wet her bed.
The suspect, who works for a private security company in Lagos, beat her niece until she had to be rushed to a hospital. Hospital staff notified the police.
Officers who responded to the scene, saw that the victim’s face and hands were swollen as a result of the beating. The suspect is the younger sister of the victim’s father.
A spokesperson for the hospital said that the child is in critical condition. The victim told police that her aunt allegedly bit her, inserted hot ointment in her private parts and used a bat to beat her.
During questioning, the suspect told police that she didn’t mean to harm the child. She was only mad at her niece for wetting her bed.