The Enugu state police command released photos of the woman who drilled nail into the head of her housemaid. A 10 years old girl by name Nneoma Nnadi.
Daniel Ndukwe Ikea, spoke person of the state police command, released a statement, that the woman Ifeoma Ozougwu 24 years, and her husband Jude Ozougwu 40 years, has been arrested following an information received on the 2nd of June, that a woman in Akonameze Street, Thinker’s Corner, Enugu, inflicted degrees of injuries on a minor.
Ikea said operatives of the Command quickly moved to the location to rescue Nneoma and arrested the couple.
”Preliminary investigation showed that the suspect, who the victim’s relative and a mother of three (3), maltreats her to the extent of using different objects, including hot pressing iron, iron rod, and nails to inflict several grievous bodily harm as well as inserting pepper into her private part.” the statement read
According to Ikea, the state Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmad Abdur-Rahman instructed the Area Commander to take Nneoma to the hospital for treatment after seeing her battered body. He wondered why the suspect will be so heartless to abuse and inflict such grievous injuries on another woman’s child left in her care and directed the immediate launch of a thorough investigation and prosecution of the suspect, her husband, and any other culpable accomplices to the crime.
In the statement the Commissioner warned all those who may have been in the habit or are intending to maltreat and/or inflict grievous harm on susceptible children to desist forthwith, as the Command will not spare anyone found culpable in such inhuman acts that infringe on the dignity and fundamental human rights of children. He called on residents of the state with credible information that will help in fighting crimes against vulnerable children to call the Command’s hotlines on: 08032003702, 08075390883, 08086671202 or 08098880172