The police in Osun State have detained a woman, who allegedly maltreated her 16-year-old daughter in Osogbo, because the girl refused a marriage proposal from the mother.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Osun State Command, Yemisi Opalola, confirmed arrest of the woman, assuring that she would be taken to court.
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The executive chairman of a non-governmental organisation, World Institute for Peace, Comrade Lamina Kamiludeen Omotoyosi, said the woman wanted to force her daughter to get married but the girl declined, and the mother poured hot water on her.
The human rights activist, who described the woman’s action as cruel, said he was alerted by the woman’s neighbours that she had been maltreating her daughter, called Aleema.
“The mother had been maltreating the young lady mercilessly. This time, she poured hot water on her. It’s terrible,” he said.
Omotoyosi quoted the girl as saying that her mum had been tormenting her since she refused to get married as wanted by the mother.
“The mother stopped the girl`s education for refusing to get married.
“Her school was stopped last year, meanwhile, she was promoted from Junior Secondary School (JSS) 3 to Senior Secondary School (SSS 1) before her education was stopped,” Omotoyosi said.