A 42 year old mother, Mercy Segun, was on Wednesday, arraigned before a Karmo Grade 1 Area Court in Abuja for allegedly beating her daughter and pouring pepper into her honeypot.
Mercy Segun who resides at Idu Gbagyi, Karmo, is facing a three-count of criminal force, assault and causing hurt to a minor.
The prosecutor, Mrs. Florence Auhioboh, the defendant’s neighbour, Gift Afegua, reported the matter at the Karmo Police Station on August 22.
She alleged that Mercy, knowing her daughter to be a minor, ill-treated her by pouring ground pepper into the girl’s honeypot which left the child in great pain. The prosecutor said the offences contravened sections 246, 265 and 238 and of the Penal Code.
The defendant, however, denied the charges and Mercy was granted a N30,000 bail, with a surety in like sum.
He ordered that the surety must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and adjourned the case till September 25 for hearing.