Mothers of two minors could not control their tears in Mushin area of Lagos State yesterday when a four -year-old girl pushed a needle into the right eye of her 5-year- old friend.
LEADERSHIP gathered that the two friends were playing in their compound along Agege Motor Road when Nimota Adebowale innocently pushed a needle into the right eye of her, friend, Fausatu Majekodunmi.
The victim was said to have wept profusely as blood gushed out from her eyes.
Nimota’s mother was said to have rushed Fausatu to a nearby hospital where doctors battled in vain to cure the child but at the end she could not see with the eye.
The Adebowales and the Majekodunmis were said to be very close family friends.
One of their neighbours, Risikatu Oluwashola disclosed that the children were playing but nobody saw any of them with the needle. She said it was when they heard Fausatu screaming that they rushed to know what was happening.
Oluwashola said as Fausatu was screaming, Nimota was also shedding tears. She said Nimota’s mother quickly rushed the victim to a nearby private hospital but they were referred to another hospital.
She said when Fausatu’s parents came back from work, they considered the friendship that existed among them and the action Nimota’s mother took by rushing their daughter to the hospital.
They decided that the two children have been friends and that Nimota committed the act innocen tly. But Fausatu’s mother cried for a very along time because of the pains her daughter was going through.