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7-year old housemaid brutalised by Adamawa housewife diagnosed with kidney enlargement


A seven-year-old girl in Adamawa State, Angela David, who was brutalised by a housewife, Maryam Mohammed, for failing to carry out domestic chores has been diagnosed with kidney enlargement.

SaharaReporters on Tuesday, May 30, 2023, reported that the Nigeria Police Force had arrested Mohammed for brutalising the seven-year-old girl who was kept in her care.

Mohammed allegedly used an electric cable to beat the minor, thereby inflicting injuries on her.

She was said to have been angered by the victim’s inability to do some domestic chores.

Signs of being brutalised could be seen on the victim’s head down to her back and knees at the time of SaharaReporters’ previous report on the matter.

The victim was first taken to Bakari Bole Clinic, Shagari low-cost, in the Yola South Local Government Area but later moved to Specialist Hospital in the city.

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The result of the scan carried out on David suggests that due to the severity of the injuries, her right kidney had become enlarged.

Also, the result of the scan shows that her liver had become inflamed (hepatitis).

The minor is currently taking medication at the Specialist Hospital.

According to one of the physicians in the hospital, the treatment may take up to six months.

Eden Dimas, a guardian of the victim, told SahaRareporters that they were “alarmed by this development.”

The spokesperson for the state police command, SP Suleiman Nguroje said the suspect had been arraigned at Upper Area Court 1, Yola.

However, checks by SaharaReporters revealed that the accused person had been released on bail.

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Narrating her ordeal after the incident, Angela said, “She fed me only once daily, so I was too weak to wash utensils on that ill-fated day.

“She used electric cable and strands of the moringa tree to whip me all over my body.”

Also, speaking on the matter, the mother of the victim, Elsey David, said, “I gave her my daughter some eight months ago to assist her with domestic work. It was on condition that she would in turn enroll the child in school but she didn’t.”

Meanwhile, some civil society organisations have vowed to monitor the case to ensure the little girl gets justice

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