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A woman, Mrs. Ifeoma Ezeugwu has been arrested by the police in Enugu State for drilling two nails in two places into the head of a 10-year-old, Miss Chinonye Nnadi.
It was also reported that the woman allegedly used hot electric iron all over the body of the teenage girl.
Founding Director of WomnAids Collective, WACOL, Prof. Joy Ngozi Ezeilo said her office was alerted on Friday about the case. In her statement,” This is gory and torture of a young innocent girl and whose 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. It is time to eradicate child labour,ban and punish 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 served in this matter”.
She also appreciated Enugu residents who she said severally informed and sought WACOL’s intervention on such matters.