Adama Jarju has told police she was angered by the girl when she assigned her to do some remedial work which she failed to do.
Police on Monday confirmed arresting Adama Jarju, 30, of Lamin Kerewan over a viral video where she is seen hitting a child with a pestle.
In a statement, police said: “Her arrest came following a viral video currently in circulation on social media in which she was allegedly seen abusing and beating an eight year old girl with a heavy pestle causing her severe injuries.
“Preliminary investigations revealed that the girl is not a biological daughter of Adama, but the daughter of her sister placed under her care.
“She explained to the Police that she was angered by the girl when she assigned her to do some remedial work which she failed to do. According to her, this was the reason for such inhumane treatment meted on her.”