Dr. Jane-Glad Ugba, a staff of Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki (FETHA), Ebonyi State allegedly bathed her male servant, 16-year-old Nwanga Chidiebere with hot water at her residence.
The attack left Chidiebere seriously injured and he's currently receiving treatment at the Plastic Surgery Department of FETHA.
Recounting his ordeal to a New Telegraph correspondent on his hospital bed, Chidiebere explained that he had just returned from school on that fateful day and was about washing clothes when his boss asked him to go and boil yam for her children.
He decided to do both- wash the clothes and monitor the boiling yam. Meanwhile, Ugba asked her eldest son to wash the plates and the boy left the house door open.
When his boss saw the open door, she got angry and started yelling at him. This got her husband's attention and he asked Chidiebere to lie down as a punishment.
During this period, Dr. Ugba noticed the yam had gotten burnt. She then picked the pot and emptied the contents on his back.
“The pain was so much that I ran outside where I almost cried out my eyeballs from their sockets. She then asked me to go and clean where I washed clothes and after that I should pack my things and leave her house that she did not want to live with me again.”
The victim said he went to see the sister of his ‘Oga’ (Mr Ugba) who, after seeing his burnt skin, called her brother. According to him, Mr Ugba asked him to come back home but before he got home, they had already locked the gate. He maintained that he had to sleep in a Skeletal Assemblies of God Church site around Goddy Ogbaga Avenue until the next morning when he went back to his madam and found out that the gate was still locked. With nowhere to go, Chidiebere said he roaming about when a female member of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) accosted him and asked him why he was loitering about.
According to him, the NSCDC official threatened to arrest him before she noticed the burns on his face and asked him what happened. He said after his explanation, the officer took him to the hospital. Chidiebere added that his ‘madam’ did not know his whereabouts until she came to work and saw him on admission.
When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP George Onuorah, confirmed the incident and that, Dr. Ugba had been arrested and arraigned in court.
Source: New Telegraph