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Wickedness Like Witchcraft: Nanny arrested for burning ward’s buttocks with stove fire

The 37-year-old nanny, of No. 15, Ologolo Street, Lekki, Lagos, is facing a one-count charge of assault occasioning grievous harm.

One Fatimah Yakubu has been arrested and arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrate's Court on Monday, April 16, 2018, for allegedly burning her eight-year-old ward's buttocks on a stove.

TheNation reports that the 37-year-old nanny, of No. 15, Ologolo Street, Lekki, Lagos, is facing a one-count charge of assault occasioning grievous harm.

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The court heard that Fatimah committed the alleged offence on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at about 11 am, at her residence.

 

Prosecuting Sergeant, Friday Mameh said: “The defendant grievously harmed the 9-year-old girl by burning her buttocks with a burning stove which caused her bodily harm”.

However, Yakubu pleaded not guilty.

Magistrate Bakare granted the accused bail in the sum of N500, 000 bail with two sureties in the like sum.

The case was then adjourned until May 5, 2018.

Maid sets young wards on fire, killing one

A heartbroken relative has shared the tragic story of his little cousins' demise at the hand of their househelp who is also a minor.

The Facebook User, Kingsley Chukwuemeka Ubani, revealed that the shocking incident happened three weeks ago.

 

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According to his post, the boys identified as Ekene and Ebukawere set ablaze by their help and have been fighting hard to survive the injuries they sustained in the incident.

Unfortunately, Ekene lost his life yesterday, Monday, March 5, while Ebuka continues to fight.

May God give the family of the deceased the fortitude to bear the loss, while we pray for speedy recovery for little Ebuka.

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Bob Alash is a Chief Editor at Meets Media, a digital journalist who reports on Pop Culture and some other section of our website.

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