A little girl only known as Ama, who was reportedly burnt by her cousin in Maryland County few months ago for allegedly stealing the suspect’s food is due to travel for further treatment, a group campaigning for children in hardship says.
“All her five fingers on her right hand were cut off and the left hand has remaining three fingers. After she fried her fingers, the little girl was kept in doors for three days and the fingers got rotten,” the group’s Executive Director Madam Ne-Suah Beyan Livingstone said Monday, 5 March.
Speaking on a local radio in Monrovia Monday, Madam Livingstone said the cousin who allegedly burnt the victim has been jailed for the act while the little girl is undergoing treatment at the Catholic Hospital and is also due to travel for further treatment.
She added that with the help of Maryland women in America and First Lady Clar Weah, Little Ama will be flown to the United States of America for further medical treatment on her hands that got burnt badly.
“Ama has been one little child whose spirit is amazing, considering what she went through, she is always happy when people go around her. She is doing pretty well,” Madam Livingstone added.
According to Madam Livingstone, no one could believe that a female could hurt a child to that degree, disclosing that First Lady Clar Weah has promised all she can to bring joy to Little Ama.
She noted that Ama has been at the St. Joseph Catholic Hospital since she was taken from Maryland, saying that the child is active and behaves like nothing really happened to her.
Madam Livingstone concludes that [the victim] will be leaving at the end of March or early April.
By Ethel A. Tweh–Edited by Winston W. Parley