See what an uncle did to 13-year old Akwa Ibom girl in Bayelsa State, for allegedly stealing a neighbour's N3,000. The allegation turned out to be false afterall, as the neighbour eventually found his money where he kept it
She is 13 years old and lives with her uncle, Effiong Sunday in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State. She woke up on September 5, 2018 a very happy girl. But she never knew that evil awaited her that day. She was in their house at Brass Street, Etegwe, when her uncle drew her attention to a missing N3000 belonging to their neighbour.
Her uncle did not mince words when he accused her of having stolen the money. The poor girl denied. He asked him again. The girl stood her grounds. He asked again, this time with threats to burn her body parts with a hot electric iron. The girl still stood her grounds, that she did not steal the money.
Sunday did not believe her. So, he started using the pressing iron on her. He used it on his lips to force her to confess. The girl cried and cried and but still stood her grounds. He moved it to her breast region and left the hot iron there for a while. The cry of the teenage girl meant nothing to Sunday; neither did the consistent denial.
However, while the assault was going on, the owner of the money came out to announce that he had found the money. So, truly, the money was not stolen by the teenager. But before then, her uncle had already messed up her body with the hot iron.
Now, her face has been disfigured. Her breast has also been burnt. Her life has been ruined. She is now receiving treatments in a Yenagoa hospital, courtesy of the DO Foundation, while the uncle is helping the police with investigations.