|Hot water (illustration)|
A pregnant woman was arrested on a charge of assault after allegedly pouring hot water on the breasts of her maid because she woke up later, police in Nigeria said.
Abuja police said that they have arrested 36-year-old Kemi Egukole, after being accused of using hot water to burn her 16-year-old maid because she got up later than she was supposed to.
Egukole was charged with assault, child abuse and child trafficking. According to the police investigation, Egukole a mother of two children, bought the girl from her pastor.
The pastor is being investigated on suspicion of child trafficking after being accused of providing girls to members of his community.
On Thursday, Egukole woke up at 6:00 a.m. and went to the maid’s room.
When she saw that she was still sleeping, Egukole went to the kitchen, boiled some water and emptied the pot on the girl’s chest.
The girl had trouble getting up on time because she went to sleep at 2:00 a.m. the previous day.
Neighbors told investigators that Egukole is known as an abuser, and she repeatedly attacked the maid with dangerous objects, including iron bars.