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For inflicting burns on children, Police arrest stepmother

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The Adamawa State Police Command has arrested a 23-year-old stepmother, Rachel Geoffrey, for allegedly inflicting severe burns on her seven-year-old and three-year-old stepchildren.

This was made known in a statement by the state Police Public Relations Officer, Superintendent Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje on X.com on Saturday.

According to the police statement, the stepmother intentionally set fire to the children’s hands as punishment for eating food she had saved for their father.

“On 15/5/2024 the Command arrested a 23-year-old Rachel Geoffrey a resident of Federal Housing estate, Girei local government area who on 14/5/2024 intentionally inflicted severe physical injuries on her 7 and 3 years stepchildren.

“The Victims Genesis Geoffrey 7 years and Ijadai Geoffrey three years faced several calculated acts of cruelty and Human rights violations from their stepmother after the separation of their mother from their father.

“Most worrisome is the recent incident in which she cooked Rice and kept it for her husband who happened to be the father of the victims and then went out, the hungry kids took and ate their father’s food.

“That angered her, she then tied their hands with a handkerchief making them powerless and set fire to their hands resulting in the severe injuries they sustained”.

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