The police in Katsina State have arraigned a 21-year-old woman, Samsiya Hayatu, over the death of her stepson, Ahmed, who suffered third-degree burns, after being scalded by hot water.
The two-year-old Ahmed lived with his father, Hayatu, and the stepmother at Yandaki town in the Kaita Local Government Area of Katsina State before the incident.
Northern City News had reported the death of the toddler last month.
Competent police sources revealed that Samsiya was picked up and subsequently arraigned for culpable homicide before a Katsina State Senior Magistrates’ Court on Friday.
Similarly, A four-year-old boy, Anas Abdulhadi, is currently battling to regain the use of his manhood after he suffered burns from hot water while playing at his father’s residence in Katsina. Punch reports
It was learnt that Abdulhadi suffered severe burns in his groins after falling into a pot of hot water, which was allegedly prepared by his stepmother.
Doctors at the General Hospital, Katsina, where the minor was first treated, said he may need to undergo physiotherapy after the open wounds might have healed up, to enable him to regain the use of his manhood.