The police in Enugu state have arrested Mrs. Ifeoma Ozougwu and her husband for allegedly driving six inches nail into the skull of their 10-year-old made, Daily Sun reports.
The victim, little Nneoma Nnadi said to be cousin to the woman was also tortured without mercy as the woman allegedly inserted red pepper into her private part and locked her inside the toilet.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, Daniel Ndukwe (ASP) who confirmed the arrest said the Commissioner of Police, Ahmad Abdurrahman had directed full scale investigation.
It was gathered that neighbours were the ones who alerted the police of the incarceration of the little girl before the Police stomed their residence at Thinkers Corner Enugu where they rescued the girl from the toilet and subsequently arrested the woman and husband.
Chairperson of the WomenAids Collective WACOL, Prof. Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, who brought the little girl’s plight to the public, said her office was alerted on Friday about the case of Chinonye who sustained grievous bodily harm from Ezeugwu who she works for as a domestic help.
“This is gory and torture of a young innocent girl whose only crime is being born to a poor widow who had to give her up to live with someone in the hope that she will get an education and survive. We pray that she recovers. We demand full wrath of the law on this woman that inflicted such a level of physical injury on this girl.
I spoke to the distraught mother of the victim. She is a poor widow living in a rural village in Aku, near Nsukka, Enugu state. It is time to eradicate child labour, ban and punish heavily anyone using children as domestic help. The Child Rights Act and the NAPTIP Act must be effectively enforced. WACOL will follow through to ensure that justice is done in this matter” Ezeilo said