The FCT police command has arrested its female officers identified simply as Ruth for reportedly inflicting injuries on her 10-year-old niece, identified only as Miracle.
Ruth is said to have caught Miracle stealing a piece of meat from her pot of soup at their Dutse Alhaji residence on Christmas Eve and then dipped her hand in a hot water before neighbors heard the minor’s cry and invited the police. An eyewitness said;
“On the Christmas Eve, she caught the young girl stealing a piece of meat from her pot of soup which she prepared for Christmas.
“She was angry with her and tied the two hands of her niece with rope and put them inside hot water.
“Her neighbours heard her crying aloud and later she ran out. They were surprised at what they saw. The girl sustained serious injuries on the two hands, and one of the neighbours, who could not bear it, called the police.
“It was the police that rushed her to the General Hospital in Kubwa. The policewoman is still at the Dutse Alhaji division.”