26 November 2012

Nigeria: Mother Accused of Inflicting Machete Cuts On Daughter

Residents of Yangoji community in Kwali Area Council of the FCT were last Thursday morning astonished when a middle- aged woman allegedly inflicted injuries with a cutlass on her 19-year-old daughter.

A neighbour told our reporter that the woman started insulting her daughter at 8 am for not selling all the cooked rice she carried to hawk the previous day.

He said the woman asked her daughter to prepare a mudu of rice but she prepared two and couldn't sell everything which angered the mother.

"When the mother entered the kitchen the following morning and discovered rice remaining from the previous day's sale, she went into the room to meet her daughter, locked the door and used a cane to beat her first. After using the cane, she swung a machete at the girl, who defended the blow with her hand and sustained injuries on her three fingers," the neighbour said.

He said it was the girl's cry that attracted him and he forced the door open to meet her mother holding a blood stained cutlass.

"I alerted other neighbors who came and rushed the girl to Kwali General Hospital for the fingers to be stitched," he said.

When contacted, Kwali Divisional Police Officer, Umar Ozigi, said he is not aware of the incident but will reach out to the policemen at Yangoji Police Outpost to find out details.

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