A 30-year-old woman has been arrested for burning the palm of her 3 year old son with hot charcoal after she caught him taking food that wasn’t offered to him which she called stealing.
According to punch, Juliet Moses says she burned her son’s palms as a way to train him.
“My neighbour told me my son entered into her house and stole food from her pot and when I asked him, he refused to tell me the truth, so I put hot charcoals on his hands, I did not know it would burn his hands like that.
I think I am just teaching him a lesson because that is the way they start. From small stealing, they would grow into big time stealing. I felt when I punish him like that, he will not do so again. This is the first time I burnt his hands like that.”
The Niger State Child Rights Agency arrested the woman and plan to prosecute her.