Enugu state Police Command has secured the arrest of a woman who allegedly drilled two deep holes into the head of her 10-year-old domestic help.
The woman identified as Mrs Ifeoma Ezeugu has since been taken into custody for unleashing terror and inflicting physical wounds on a minor, Miss Chinonye Nnadi.
The incident was brought to public attention by Prof . Joy Ngozi Ezeilom Chairperson of the WomenAids Collective WACOL who narrated the ordeal of the 10-year-old girl. She demanded that justice be served to the perpetrator of such inhumane behaviour.
Prof. Joy Ezeilom said, “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”