Operatives National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), have arrested a 24-year-old housewife, Basira Sagiru, for pushing her sister-in-law into a pot of boiling water.
Confirming the report, the Head, Press and Public Relations Unit of the agency, Josiah Emerole said “Sagiru pushed her sister-in-law, who is living with her, into a pot of boiling water over a minor disagreement in the house.
“The victim, who is identified as Hasiya Ibrahim, suffered high degree burns before some good Samaritans rescued and brought her to our headquarters in Abuja.”
Emerole said that the victim was under the custody of NAPTIP for medical attention.
He said that after the suspect was picked up, the agency launched further investigation, adding that the agency would decide the next line of action when investigations were concluded.
It will be recalled that part of NAPTIP’s mission is to prevent all forms of human degradation and exploitation through law enforcement agents thereby uplifting the vulnerable, especially women and children.