A 27-year old security guard, Joy Amodu has been arrested by the
Police in Lagos, for beating her 10-year old niece, Foziya Danjuma to
According to the police, the suspect after beating up the girl
inserted Aboniki balm, (methyl salicylate ointment) into her private
parts and eyes. She later became unconscious and she was rushed to the
hospital by Joy. The little girl was rejected at the first two
hospitals she was rushed too, but was later admitted at Ikoyi Military
hospital, where a good samaritan saw the situation of the girl and
alerted an NGO who reported Joy to the police.
She was picked up and confessed to the crime, stressing that she had
to do that because her father left her in her care and she has been
warning her to stop bedwetting because she is too old for it. The
police later found out that, Foziya’s father made her live with joy
when she complained of a strange illness and loneliness pleading with
him that she needed a companion.
Joy will soon be arraigned in court, but their family has stepped
into this, insisting it is a family matter and should be settled the
family way. Police are however saying because the girl is a minor,
they will leave it to Government to decide if it should be treated as
a family matter or not.