…CP Directs Thorough Investigation and Prosecution of Suspects
…Warns Would-be Perpetrators Will Not be Spared
…Advises Parents/Guardians to Take Responsibility and Train Their Children/Wards with the Fear of God
Enugu Area Command of the Nigeria Police has arrested a woman in Akonameze Street, Thinker’s Corner, Enugu for inflicted degrees of injuries on her minor female ward.
Operatives of the Command also rescued the victim, Nneoma Nnadi aged 10, arrested the suspect, one Ifeoma Ozougwu aged 24; and thereafter arrested her husband, one Jude Ozougwu aged 40.
On seeing of the visibly exhausted and traumatized victim, the Commissioner of Police, Ahmad Abdur-Rahman, instructed the Area Commander to immediately take her to hospital for treatment. He bemoaned 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.
The Commissioner further warned all those who may have been in the habit or are intending to maltreat 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 also advised parents and guardians to take responsibility, adequately care for their children and wards and train them with the fear of God Almighty.
Meanwhile, preliminary investigation shows that the suspect, who is the victim’s relative and a mother of three , mistreats the child 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.
To this end, residents of the State have been enjoined to remain law-abiding and promptly assist the Police with credible information that will help in fighting crimes against vulnerable children by calling the Command’s hotlines on: 08032003702, 08075390883, 08086671202 or 08098880172.