A 10-year-old girl identified as Udeme Usen Etukudoh, has been left with serious injuries by her mother, for allegedly stealing N200 in Itam, Cross Rivers State.
The primary 5 pupil of RCM School, was rescued by one Itoro Bassey, who spotted her while being treated at a pharmacy in the area. According to him, the lady, Aniedi Etim Akpan, burnt Udeme with a pressing iron.
Not satisfied with the burns, she used a short wood to hit and tear open her right chin, just by her eye. Udeme's stepfather and stepsister, said that the missing money was stolen by Udeme, and that she deserved the punishment.
However, the victim denied stealing the money. She said anytime money gets missing from her stepfather's pocket or house, the theft would be attributed to her.
Udeme later led the rescuer to her biological father, Usen Okon Etukudoh, a bricklayer who lives just close to where she lives with her mother. Usen said Udeme had opted to stay with her mother after their separation.