Why Woman Doused Daughter With Hot Soup in Benin

Tricia Oterneghoro, a woman residing in Benin, Edo allegedly poured hot soup on her 13-year-old daughter, for taking a nap in a neighbor’s room. Her daughter, identified as Joyce Emmanuel, sustained burns on her chest as a result

Joyce narrated that following an argument with her mother the previous night, she decided to spend the night in a neighbour’s room as the mother locked her out.

Things however became complicated the following morning when her enraged mother punished her by pouring hot soup on the teenager.

Joyce told newsmen that she wanted to go out and have a bath on Monday night but her mother refused. She went ahead still, and her mother locked her out of their one room apartment. Joyce then decided to spend the night in her friend’s room. She said she was shocked to when her mother came into the room and poured the soup on her as punishment.

Punch reports that Tricia says she was irritated by her daughter’s lack of repentance for her action, but did not mean to pour the soup on her. However, residents alleged that she had a habit of maltreating her daughter and they had warned her to stop.

An elderly female neighbour said:

“A woman with correct sense will not do this to her daughter. I have warned her not to beat the girl again. Her father called yesterday and the girl said she was interested in going to nursing school.”

Tricia added that she had warned her neighbors to stop meddling in her relationships with her daughter, saying that they refused to listen, she was pushed to do what she did.

As at the time of this report, policemen from Oba Police Station have taken Tricia into custody.

5 Discussions on
“Why Woman Doused Daughter With Hot Soup in Benin”
  • First off, it’s a punishable case to lock a teenage girl out in this era that we have molesters everywhere, as if that’s not enough, you doused her with hot soup. Woman you deserve a jail term.

  • She’s a wicked mother. Who uses hot soup to scald their child as pinishment for wrong doings? I don’t even see what joyce did wrong. Was she expecting the child to sleep outside? That woman needs her head examined.

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