Woman burns her 8-year-old nephew’s back and buttocks with hot iron because he ate her N50 groundnut

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An 8-year-old boy was scarred with hot iron by his aunt because he ate the 50 Naira groundnut she left in the house.

The incident happened at Anantigha, Calabar South, on Sunday, August 16, when the aunt returned from Sunday service to discover that the groundnut was gone.

She questioned the boy about it, then plugged in an electric iron and used it to burn his back and buttocks. When she was done, she refused to give him food.

Woman burns her 8-year-old nephew's back and buttocks with hot iron because he ate her N50 groundnut 4

Old scars on the boy’s burnt fingers also revealed that it isn’t the first time she has abused him since he started living with her about three years ago.

Speaking with Vanguard on Monday, August 17, the Principal Counsel, Basic Rights Initiative, James Ibor Esq., said they received a call from Girl Power Initiative, GPI, about a lady who had been assaulting her nephew with hot iron, burning stove and other hot objects.

According to Ibor, she plugged an electric iron and burnt the boys back and buttocks because he ate the N50  left-over groundnut and that was not the first time that such was happening.

He said: “From what the boy has told us, which is also very visible, he has been tortured and traumatised, and the boy is in serious pains. From here we are taking him to a medical facility where he can get adequate care.

“We have written to the Police and the state Ministry of Humanities and Social Welfare to enable us take good care of him in our own shelter home, because we cannot allow the child to go back to the aunty again.

“We have also invited the father, because the mother is late. Further actions can be taken as he and two of his siblings live with the said aunty.

“It is unfortunate that this kind of dastardly act and injury can be inflicted on a child. Even if he ate the groundnut, there is no justification for this kind of wickedness.”


  1. This kind treatment is Unfortunate and Dastardly, if she eventually inflicted the Injury on that child one day, what would she be saying? The woman is an evil because this is not her first time of meted out that kind of I’ll treatment to the boy. She should be invited by police for questioning and interrogation in order to decide what to do to her.

  2. May be the woman in question possesses evil in her heart, sometimes, someone will be wondering why human being are so wicked like this, if not you inflicted such injury on a boy of 8 years old because of 50 naira groundnut. The should also be dealt with.

  3. Jesu’s that woman the not love that child from the start…..that woman should go to jail from maltreating that little boy period.

  4. Mhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!! This story is touching..o
    I really don’t know why some people are so wicked up to this level
    What is N50 groundnut.
    This woman that burnt this boy is a devil incarnate and should be prosecuted immediately
    She should be punished and dealt with accordingly and severely so as to serve as a detriment to others who will like to engage in this type of inhuman act on others especially on children

  5. God.
    What for? Ground but of just #50 that woman should be punished.
    I believe she woupd say it’s the devil.
    But she allowed the devil use her.

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