For cutting a 10-year-old girl identified as Blessing with a knife in the hand for allegedly stealing and eating food meant for her children, a pregnant housewife, Juliet Ozoarinze has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command. her children.
It was gathered that before her arrest over the incident that occurred in Ijesha, Surulere area of Lagos State, the mother of four had always assaulted the victim since she started living with her family in July 2017. Punch reports that she assaulted Blessing over allegations of being tardy in running errands, not being prompt in answering summons and practicing witchcraft.
Juliet’s arrest came after her husband, Kenneth, refused paying for Blessing’s medical treatment, but instead returned her to her aunt, Vivian, who gave the couple the child because Kenneth was a family friend.
Vivian said; “Blessing’s mother lives in Abuja and she has four children, including her.
She had been saddled with the care of all the four girls. We thought the couple could assist with Blessing’s education in exchange for helping them with house chores. The man suddenly brought the girl back to our house.
The woman used a knife to cut her in the hand and the man said he was not happy with the wife. After he left, I saw that she could barely sit and I asked her to remove her clothes.
I was alarmed at the extent of her injuries and she told me that Juliet had been torturing her since she started living with them.”
After after several attempts to convince Kenneth to to pay for the girl’s treatment, she reported the case at the Lagos State Office of the Public Defender.
An official of the agency revealed that the Divisional Police Officer promised to charge the woman to court at the end of investigations.