on Monday, November 28th for allegedly pouring boiling water on
the face of 10-year-old boy, Daniel Okon Nse
in an attempt to wake him up from sleep.
severe burns and injuries on the child’s face and arm.
Mr. Emmanuel Agan who is a neighbour to the accused, noticed the
grave injuries on the child on Friday 25th November, 2016 and
immediately reported to Basic Rights Counsel Initiative, a front line
child rights organization in Calabar.
immediately reported the case to the police and they arrested the
perpetrator. The young boy, who is from Uruan in Akwa Ibom State said
is late. Until last September, Nse was a pupil of PCN Primary School,
Akim, Calabar but stopped going to school
after he was asked to repeat primary 3.
His mother, a crayfish seller had given him out to live as house boy to
one Madam Ime. According to CrossRiverWatch:
“The said Madam Ime is a food vendor (popularly known as “Mama Put”)
at No. 7C, Etta Agbor Road, Calabar and on the fateful day of the
incident, Daniel could not wake up on time to wash dishes when Ime’s
eldest daughter (the accused) woke him up by pouring boiling water on
Basic Rights Counsel Initiative
had provided medical care to Nse and written to the Ministry of
Sustainable Development and Social Welfare seeking temporary
accommodation for the child, and the Ministry has promptly responded by
placing the child in a government facility where he is now being kept
pending when his biological parents/relatives can be traced
The Magistrate was said to be infuriated with the manner at which Ms.
Monday responded to questions as her bail application was been heard,
therefore turned down the application, remanded her in Afokang prison until the
next adjourned date, Sunday 9th December, 2016.