One Alhaja Mariam has fled after brutalising a 10-year-old girl identified simply as Victory for using N100 to buy bun, popularly known as puff-puff in Lagos state.
The incident was said to have occurred on Thursday, April 7, 2022, at Lakwe, in Ibeju Lekki area of the state.
Recounting her ordeal to the police, Victory who works for the suspect at a POS centre said she got the beating of her life after her madam discovered that she used her N100 to buy bun because she was hungry.
Victory said, “On arrival, my madam demanded to know what I did with the N100. I told her that I bought puff-puff with it because I was hungry. She then started beating me and later put a kitchen knife in the fire and placed it on my back.”
It was gathered that the suspect was arrested and detained at the Elemoro police station but was later released.
The police at Elemoro claimed that the suspect was allowed to go because she was pregnant and had a baby to take care of.
Neighbours who are worried by the twist in the incident and the alleged bias on the part of the police are urging the Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alade, to step into the matter to ensure justice come the way of the girl.
The state police spokesman, Benjamin Hundeyin, revealed that the police had ordered the arrest of the fleeing suspect, saying, “Be sure that by the time she is arrested she would be made to face the wrath of the law.”