The police at Isokoko divisional police station of Lagos State have arrested one Mrs Mbakwe, for allegedly poured hot water on her nine-year-old houseboy.
The victim, Chinwendu Precious, has since been taken to REM YEMS Hospital in Alagbado, where he has continued to receive treatment.
A police source at Isokoko Divisional police station, who spoke with Lagos Metro on the incident, under the condition of anonymity described the boy’s condition as “pathetic.”
The source stated that the incident happened at a border town between Lagos and Ogun States but that angry neighbours of the suspect brought her to Isokoko , when the police at Agbado police station could not handle it.
The police source also added that the police had taken an immediate punitive measure against the woman by promptly arraigning her in court.
It was gathered that residents of Idowu Street, where it happened, had attempted to lynch the suspect before they handed her over to the police.
Residents of the area, who accompanied the suspect to the police station described the incident as evil and urged the police not to sweep it under the carpet .