Crime Watch

23-yr-old woman burns stepchildren’s hands over cooked rice

Police in Adamawa State have arrested a woman identified as Rachel Geoffrey, for allegedly setting fire to the hands of her stepchildren in Girei.

The arrest was confirmed by Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Suleiman Nguroje, who said, the 23-year-old woman, a resident of Federal Housing Estate, Girei, intentionally inflicted severe physical injuries on the kids.

The victims, Genesis Geoffrey, seven years old: and Idadai Geoffrey, three years old, now have their affected hands bandaged.

According to a police statement released on Tuesday, May 14, the children suffered several calculated acts of cruelty and human rights violations from their stepmother.

Nguroje explained that they faced the wrath of the woman over a plate of rice she cooked and kept for her husband.

“The kids, because of hunger, ate their father’s food and that angered her. She then tied their hands with a handkerchief and set fire to them, resulting in the severe injuries they sustained,” he explained.