Woman arrested for torturing 4-year-old stepson
Amina Yakubu is being accused of frequently beating Al-amin Yakubu, pouring cold water on him and abusing him with a hot pressing iron, at Kura Street Layin Aminu Kano Mando in Kaduna, after his father divorced his mother 10 months ago.
The case was reported to the police by a Kaduna-based civil society organizations, Arrida Relief Foundation of Nigerian. Amina, however said the boy was attacked by a dog.
But her neighbours told PREMIUM TIMES that the torture of the victim had been going on for 10 months. “She beats the little boy to pulp every day and pours cold water on him,” said one neighbour.
“We even thought she had some kind of mental problem because pupils in the nursery where she teaches also suffer from her frequent beatings.”
Yakubu Yusuf, a plumber and father of the boy, confirmed the torture, and said he was prepared to divorce the woman. He expressed shock when contacted, and claimed he did not know about the torture.
“I never noticed that she always subjected Al-Amin to this inhuman act until now because I only return home in the night after I left for work in the morning,” he said.