A mechanic burnt the face and vagina of his 5-year-old daughter, Monsurat, with a hot pressing iron because she missed a step and splashed feces on the floor while trying to flush it herself.
The father, identified as Sukarat Idowu, 45, caused the extensive harm at their Ikotun residence on Monday, August 22. He was divorced from Monsurat’s mother in 2013 and lived alone with the child.
Daily Post reported that a neighbor of theirs named Basirat, recanted the events that happened on that fateful day.
Basirat said, “The mechanic had a quarrel with his wife and divorced her in 2013 when the girl was just two years old. On that Monday, he asked her to go and dispose of her feces in a potty in a latrine at the backyard of the house. But the area was slippery and the girl fell, splashing the feces on the floor.”
“The father became angry and got a hot iron. He began to beat her with the hot surface of the iron until the girl’s face became swollen. We tried to caution him, but he would not listen. That was how the matter got to the police, ” she concluded.
Sukarat has been arrested and is presently at the Ikotun police station facing child abuse and assault charges.
The Lagos State Police Commissioner, Fatai Owoseni, confirmed the incident.
This is just inhuman. There is absolutely no excuse to do this to a child.