A 27-year old security guard, Joy Amodu has been
arrested by the Police in Lagos, for beating her 10-
year old niece, Foziya Danjuma to coma.
According to the police, the suspect after beating
up the girl inserted Aboniki balm, (methyl
salicylate ointment) into her private parts and
eyes. She later became unconscious and she was
rushed to the hospital by Joy.
The little girl was rejected at the first two hospitals
she was rushed too, but was later admitted at Ikoyi
Military hospital, where a good samaritan saw the
situation of the girl and alerted an NGO who
reported Joy to the police.
She was picked up and confessed to the crime,
stressing that she had to do that because her
father left her in her care and she has been
warning her to stop bedwetting because she is too
old for it.
The police later found out that, Foziya’s father
made her live with joy when she complained of a
strange illness and loneliness pleading with him
that she needed a companion.
Joy will soon be arraigned in court, but their family
has stepped into this, insisting it is a family matter
and should be settled the family way.
Police are however saying because the girl is a
minor, they will leave it to Government to decide if
it should be treated as a family matter or not.