The Rivers State Police Command has arrested a woman, Oluchi Chinedu Nkemjika, for allegedly pouring hot water on her nine-year-old housemaid.
It was gathered that the suspect was arrested at Paradise Avenue, off St. Michael Street, Iwofe in Port Harcourt following the intervention of neighbours.
Chairman of the Estate, Sam Chukwuejina, in a chat with journalists described the incident as attempted murder.
According to Chukwuejine, after bathing the girl with hot water, the woman physically assaulted her for more than four days.
He called on the relevant authorities to adequately investigate the matter and ensure that the accused face the wrath of the law, adding that the woman had previously used a hot knife on the little girl.
The spokesperson of the police command, Nnamdi Omoni, who confirmed the arrest in a statement, said the woman is currently being investigated at the State Criminal Investigation Department.
Omoni assured that the matter will not be compromised and that justice shall be served.