A 16-year-old girl identified as Bimpe Badmus is currently in pain from the injuries she sustained following an attack by her aunt. Bimpe’s aunt burnt her with a hot pressing iron, for allegedly having sexual affair with their landlady’s son.
The incident occurred on Ogunjirin Street, Ketu area of Lagos.
It was learnt that Bimpe’s aunt asked her friends, Khadijah and Iya Daniel to help hold her hands and legs before burning her with the hot iron on several parts of her body.
A neighbour while reacting to the incident disclosed that the victim was severely beaten and chased out of the house.
The eyewitness said, “They all live in the same compound. It was Khadijah that told Bimpe’s aunt that she was sleeping with the landlady’s son. Khadijah brought the hot iron from her room and gave it to Miss Badmus’ aunt while she and Iya Daniel held her neck. It was when they chased her out that the neighbours rescued her.
“The annoying thing is that it is not as if these married women are clean. I don’t know why they did that to her. It was when residents couldn’t stand the horrible situation that they took them to Ketu police.”
Also reacting to the incident, one Fatai, who claimed to be the girl’s brother affirmed, “When I got to the police station to see Bimpe, I was sad because the sight was horrible. My sister was writhing in pain and when I asked the Divisional Police Officer to release her for treatment, he refused. I asked the aunt if she was under a spell to have gone this far because it won’t stop her from having an affair. This is cruel.”
The landlady’s son’s elder sister, Tope Abimbola, said: “Even before they were taken to the police station, she was in pain. I thought she was going to die. I quickly went to a nearby pharmacy to get an ointment to relief her of the pain. It is really painful. She has been admitted at the General Hospital, Ikeja and she is responding to treatment.”
Bimpe however denied the allegation saying, “He has never slept with me. I am really in pain. I can’t even go home because I don’t know what will happen. While they tortured me, they kept asking so many questions. I pray God heals me fast.”
Confirming the incident, the Lagos State Police Spokesperson, DSP Patricia Amadin, said all the women involved in the assault have been apprehended and would be charged to court soon.