70-year-old woman rubs black pepper on 12-year-old boy’s private partsBy Mason White 1:37 PM July 31, 2015
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By: Tanya Malhotra
An elderly woman was arrested on a charge of child abuse after allegedly rubbing black pepper on a boy’s private parts, police in Nigeria said.
Lagos State police said that they have arrested the 70-year-old woman identified as Amosun, after being accused of abusing the 12-year-old boy.
According to the police investigation, the woman took the child into her home and forced him to beg for money. On Wednesday, the woman accused the boy of keeping some of the money for himself.
When the boy denied the allegations, the woman took black pepper, mixed it with water and rubbed it on the child’s private parts.
Police learned of the abused after receiving an anonymous text message about the incident. Police raided the woman’s home and handed over the child to the Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation.
The woman was arrested and charged with one count of child abuse.