The Lagos State Police Command has apprehended a certain ‘heinous’ woman accused of inserting a stick of broom dipped in pepper into the private part of a boy in Ebute-Meta area of the State.
The suspect, simply identified as Mrs Bassey, had accused the victim, Promise, who was her nephew, of stealing N2,000.
It was learnt that the mother of four resorted to using the extreme measure after forcing the boy to admit to the crime.
It was gathered that she took a broomstick, dipped it in pepper, before inserting it into Promise’s private part.
Neighbours, who had reportedly observed the continuous abuse of Promise, reported the case to the police.
Promise was subsequently taken to a hospital, where the stick of broom was removed.
Speaking on the matter, a source, who is a neigbour, revealed that Promise had been living with Bassey on Ashaka Street for the past five years.
The source added that his parents were late and was withdrawn from school immediately his mother died. Since that time, she turned him into an errand boy.
Meanwhile, officials of the Lagos State Office of the Public Defender have taken the victim to a government shelter.