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Photo: 5 Year Old Girl Tortured By Her Step Mum for Bed Wetting

A step mum has left people in shock after she brutally gave her stepdaughter the beating of her life and inflicted terrible injuries on her all because she bed wets.

The police in Ogun State have arrested the woman identified as Kudirat Oyediran, a hairdresser for allegedly battering her stepdaughter identified as Rachael Oyediran. It was gathered that the little girl’s mother died five years ago and the stepmother has been taking care of her after marrying the girl’s father.

The sad incident happened in Oke-ore, Atan Ota, in the Ado-Odo Ota Local Government Area of Ogun state.

According to Punch, the 32 year old mother of one allegedly tortured the 5 year old for bed-wetting and disobedience. Kudirat was arrested after a neighbour reported the alleged torture to the police at the Onipanu division.

Narrating how the incident happened, Kudirat, the Abeokuta, Ogun State indigene, reportedly told the police that she beat Rachael for being “obstinate”, adding that she only used brooms to beat her.

She said: “She is my stepdaughter and I have been taking good care of her. But she is very stubborn. If I give an instruction, she won’t follow it. She is bed-wetting and I have cautioned her several times. She is also fond of stealing pieces of meat from the pot of stew. I only beat her with brooms; I don’t use any object on her. I promise not to beat her again.”

A police source said that the victim had been handed over to her father, Dele, who was made to sign an undertaking that the girl would be properly taken care of thenceforth.

“On May 30, a Good Samaritan reported at the station that one Kudirat Oyediran of Okeore was in the habit of constantly assaulting her stepdaughter, Rachael. As a result, she sustained serious bruises on her back. The mother of the victim died three months after her birth. Her father married the suspect so she could take care of her. The woman has a six-month-old baby.

“The girl would have been transferred to a motherless home, but her father and some community elders pleaded that she should not be taken there. The father wrote an undertaking to ensure her proper upkeep before she was released to him,” the source added.

The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, in a text message, confirmed the woman’s arrest, adding that the case would be charged to court.

“The command has no tolerance for inhuman cases of such and will always fish out the culprits,” Adejobi said.

Photo credit: Punchng

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