A family plunged into commotion as a stepsister allegedly beaten and tortured a teenager girl with hot iron at Olowora, Isheri, Lagos state.
New Telegraph reports that Officials of the Lagos State Domestic Violence Respond Team (DSRVT) rescued the 16-year-old girl, Amarachi, who was
It was learnt that the incident occurred at during Christmas celebration when Amarachi went to her friend's place on Christmas Day and failed to return home same day.
Coordinator of DSRVT, Titlola Adeniyi- Vivor, said her agency and the Child Protection Unit of the Ministry of Youth and Social Development were notified by the residents. She said that the woman would be charged to court for child abuse related offences.
She said It must be stated that the whole community revolted against the perpetrator and ensured that she was apprehended.
She added that the case was currently being handled by Ketu Police Station (Family Support Unit).
The DSRVT coordinator also commended members of the public for seeing themselves as "mandated reporters" and ensuring the matter was reported to the authority.
She said: ''We are urging neighbours and residents to report matters of sexual and gender-based violence.''
If you see something, say something. This can also be done anonymously. We hope that asides corporal punishment, the perpetrator would be mandated to seek psychiatric evaluation."
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