Anambra Govt Fumes Over Battering Of 11-Year-Old Maid In Onitsha

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Anambra Govt Fumes Over Battering Of 11-Year-Old Maid In Onitsha

An 11-year-old girl has reportedly suffered severe abuse at the hands of her employer, identified as Adachukwu Okafor, in Onitsha, Anambra state.

The victim (names withheld) rescued by Commissioner for Women and Social Welfare, Ify Obinabo, was beaten by her madam, a lawyer, for touching her daughter’s body.

She said the suspect, a native of Nkpor but resident at Igwilo Street, Akapka, Onitsha, used a broken bottle, iron, knife, and pistol on her within two weeks of her stay with her.

Already, the lawyer, according to sources, had been on the run, while Governor Chukwuma Soludo had vowed to take the matter to the next level.

The Nation gathered that the suspect further burnt the victim’s clothes and dropped her off stark naked with her relative, Ifeoma Muoghalu.

Speaking at the hospital where the victim was first rushed to in Ogidi, Muoghalu explained that the suspect boasted that nothing would happen as she was a lawyer who knew how to work her way out.

“We handed over the victim to her on January 5, 2024, only to be disfigured within the short period of her stay with her.

“The woman burnt the little girl’s clothes and dropped her off stark naked with her relative.

“Since the incident, she has not been taking my calls,” Moughalu said.

Reacting, the Commissioner said she was notified of the incident by a human rights group – Defend Your Rights Foundation.

She said she immediately swung into action by dispatching her team to the scene.

While lamenting over the incident, Obinabo vowed to do everything within her power to apprehend the suspect.

She said: “The Soludo-led administration will not rest until justice is served to victims of domestic violence.”

The visibly traumatized victim had been admitted to an undisclosed hospital in Awka where she was currently receiving treatment.

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