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Pastor arrested for burning 10-year-old girl with hot spoon

By Mason White 11:45 AM June 5, 2014
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By: Aarav Sen
A pastor was arrested on charges of assault after allegedly burning a young girl with a hot spoon, police in Nigeria said.

Bayelsa State Police said that the Deputy General Supervisor of Heart Beat of God Bible Church, Pastor Fine Oru, attacked and burned the face of her 10-year-old niece with the hot spoon.

The 46-year-old pastor was charged with conspiracy and assault against Grace Opion. The victim was handed over to the state Welfare Authority.

Oru, who was appointed as a pastor 16 years ago, told police that she left her 1-year-old grandson in the care of the girl when she went to a funeral. While the 10-year-old girl was watching the 1-year-old boy she burned his face, Oru claimed.

She burned her niece in retaliation for burning her grandson.

“On Saturday morning I noticed that my grandson’s face was burned. He said that the girl burned him. When I asked the girl what happened she told me that she used the spoon to slap him as she was cooking,” Oru told investigators.

“I told the girl not to move while I put a hot spoon to her face, but she didn’t listen and moved. That it why her entire face got burned,” Oru concluded.