The caller craved the indulgence of the senior partner Barr Alex Scott in the matter. The story is that the lady in question Mama Chikamso was fond of maltreating her 3 wards who she had brought to Lagos to raise and instead of sending them to school she used them to sell pawpaw! On the day of the incident, Mama Chikamso had threatened that they must sell all their pawpaw or be punished. Chidinma unfortunately failed to sell all and so her guardian in anger poured boiling water on her two times causing serious burns on the skin of this very little girl. She thereafter refused to take her for medical treatment despite the severity of her injuries. Barr Scott after hearing and seeing the victim was moved with compassion and took up the matter to ensure that justice prevails. Speaking to me about the issue Barr Scott said that the basis for the petition is to ensure that it is not business as usual where the minor is sent home without justice being served. He says Chidinma must get justice in her own country.
"it is unconscionable to note that for one week nobody including friends, family, neighbours etc reported the incident, instead by the time the Police arrived at the scene neighbours had the nerves to challenge the Police uttering profanity and insisting that the incident is a family matter which did not warrant Police interference. This neighbours attitude did not just constitute an obstruction of justice but was also ludicrous and repugnant to natural justice, equity,religion and good conscience. The egalitarian nature of our society which we all live in did not irk the conscience of these people to act on behalf of the poor and defenseless child they all adopted a cowardly and obnoxious conspiracy of silence, leaving Chidinma to stew alone in pain."