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‘How my aunty inserted stick into my private part’ – 12-year-old maid

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CHILD ABUSE: A 12-year-old housemaid Miss Faith Nwanja has narrated how her madam tortured her regularly.

Nwanja, currently in custody of Ezza-South Local Government in Ebonyi state, narrated to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Abakaliki, the dehumanizing treatment meted on her by her madam, Mrs Nkechinyere Bartholomew in Onitsha, Anambra state.

The girl, a native of Okoffia-Ohaji, said Bartholomew, now at large, subjected her to serious torture for four years.

‘How my aunty inserted stick into my private part’ – 12-year-old maid

“My mistress usually inserts sticks inside my vagina, hits me with iron rods, wires and also ties me with chain whenever she is going out.

“My Aunty always uses blade to cut my skin.

“These scars, injuries on my head, body and lips were inflicted on me by my Aunty for 4 year,.” she said

Mrs Ngozi Nwanja, the mother of the victim, said her daughter was 8 when she was handed over to Bartholomew.

She said efforts to see her daughter was not successful as Bartholomew’s mother always claimed that her daughter’s contact number was not reachable.

“When Bartholomew came for my child through her mother who resided in Idembia Ezza-South LGA, she promised that her daughter will take good care of her,’’ she said.

Mr Godwin Igwe, Head of Department, Child Development in the state ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development,confirming the incident described the degree of injures on the victim as real damage and evil.

He said “The Chairman of Head of Department of Education and Social Welfare of the council. Mr Sunday Ogodo, ordered the arrest of the mother and brother of the accused because they were conniving to shield Bartholomew from arrest.

‘How my aunty inserted stick into my private part’ – 12-year-old maid

“Her mother and brother have been released by the police, but her younger sister is still in detention because she stays in Onitsha with them and also brought the victim back to Ebonyi along with her aunty.

“The perpetrator boasted that she will settle the matter with money.

“This is worrisome. There is increasing cases of child brutalization.

“From all indications Nwanja’s hand is condemned and we don’t know the extent of damage to her brain and other parts of her body,” Igwe said.

Igwe further appealed to the government, Civil Society Organisation (CSO), philanthropists, International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), the police and public who are interested in Child protection to save children from abuses.

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“Bartholomew would be prosecuted to serve as deterrent to others and the victim would be taken to the hospital for medical examination and treatment.

“We will take steps to stop the trend as its portraying a negative image of the country before the International community,” Igwe added.

Source: Dailypost

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Man, pregnant wife, brother die after eating poisoned food in Yenagoa

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Man, pregnant wife, brother die after eating poisoned food in Yenagoa

According to reports, three family members have reportedly died in their sleep in Bayelsa State after having a dinner suspected to have been poisoned.

The incident occurred in Azikoro, a suburb of Yenagoa, the state capital, on Friday.

The deceased, who hailed from Ozallah community, in the Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State, were identified as Orji Igwenta (husband), Nkem Igwenta (wife) and Obinna Ogbani, Orji’s brother.

While Orji was 35, his wife, Nkem, who was said to be pregnant, was 34. Ogbani was 10 years old.

As an indication that the family of three might have died from poison, it was learnt that a rat was found dead beside the corpses.

Man, pregnant wife, brother die after eating poisoned food in Yenagoa

The report gathered that neighbours, who suspected that all was not well with the family because they had yet to be seen outside on Saturday afternoon, forced the door open.

The neighbours reportedly found their corpses on the floor.

A resident, who spoke on condition of anonymity on Monday, said neighbours reported the incident at the Azikoro Police Division.

He said, “They slept on Friday and did not wake up. The man used to drive a commercial tricycle and he woke up daily before 5am. So, we were surprised that his tricycle was still parked outside in the afternoon.

“We knocked on their door and got no feedback. So, we forced the door open and had to rush to the police station to report what we saw. The police took the landlord for questioning and they have been investigating the incident.”

Man, pregnant wife, brother die after eating poisoned food in Yenagoa

An executive member of the Enugu Development Association, Bayelsa branch, Chief Chinedu Arthur-Ugwa, said the remains of the deceased had been taken to their hometown.

He said, “The death of our members came to us as a surprise because the husband and his pregnant wife died in their prime. We got in touch with their families in Enugu and they requested that their remains be brought home.

“We call on law enforcement agencies to unravel the cause of this strange death.”

The spokesman for the Bayelsa State Police Command, Asinim Butswat, confirmed the tragedy, adding that the incident was being investigated.

Man, pregnant wife, brother die after eating poisoned food in Yenagoa

Man, pregnant wife, brother die after eating poisoned food in Yenagoa

Butswat said, “It is a case of sudden and unnatural death. On September 21, 2018, around 3.40pm, the landlord of the victims reported that the deceased, one Orji Igwenta, male, 35, a native of Ozallah community, in the Nkanu West LGA of Enugu State and a tricycle rider, was found dead with his wife, Mrs Nkem Igwenta, 34.

“Also found dead with them was Obinna Ogbani, male, aged 10, a brother of Orji Igwenta.

“Also found dead by their side was a rat, which is suspected to have eaten the same poisoned food with the family.”

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One dead as Policemen who participated in Osun election involved in accident

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ACCIDENT: One person has reportedly lost his life as Policemen who participated in the 2018 Osun state governorship election got involved in an accident.

Some mobile police officers sent on official duty to Osun State, for the Saturday governorship election, were involved in a fatal auto crash while returning to their base.

The Nigeria Police Moblie Force (PMF) officers that were attached to 62 kafanchan Kaduna who were sent to official duty on Saturday Osun Governorship Election has involved in a fatal accident on their way back to base five of them has reported sustained injury by correspondence while the one officer died at the spot.

Five of the officers attached to Division 62 kafanchan, Kaduna State, sustained varying degrees of injuries after the accident, yesterday, while one reportedly died.

One dead as Policemen who participated in Osun election involved in accident

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