It was learned that the incident, which occurred on Aug. 23 at Dutse Alhaji, in Bwari Area Council of the FCT, resulted in severe scorching of her genital.
The FCT Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs Altine Daniel, who confirmed the story, added that the girl, a sister-in-law of the accused, was receiving treatment at the Garki General Hospital, Abuja.
“The girl is now recuperating at the hospital and the police will ensure that her safety is not compromised,’’ she said.
Daniel assured that the police had commenced investigation into the matter and that the woman would be prosecuted afterward, adding that such act amounted to crime against the state.
She added that the case had been transferred to the Police Area Command, Kubwa, for further investigation and prosecution. (NAN)