|Photo: Ifeoma Mbakwe | Little Precious Chinwedu|
The Lagos State Government says Precious Chinwedu, a nine-year-old housemaid, who was tortured by her boss for allegedly stealing crayfish is now in its custody.
According to source, the Office of the Public Defender had moved the primary three pupil, who hails from Orlu, Imo State, from Rem-Yems Hospital in the Agbado area of Lagos, where she had been....on admission since December 28, 2015.
It was reported on January 12, 2016, that Chinwedu’s boss, Ifeoma Mbakwe, had on December 27, 2015, sent her to bring the crayfish in the kitchen but she could not find it. The woman, however, accused her of eating the crayfish without her consent. In a fit of anger, she reportedly beat up the girl before pouring hot water on her. It was reported that the woman forced her to sleep in pains on that day before taking her to the hospital the following morning.
The Director OPD, Mrs. Omotola Rotimi, who spoke to our correspondent on the telephone, said Governor Akinwumi Ambode and the state Attorney General, instructed the agency to cater to the girl.
She said, “The attention of the governor and the Attorney General was drawn to the plight of Precious Chinwedu, whose boss poured hot water on. We were instructed to take over the matter and the girl has been taken from the hospital with the help of the police. She is now in our protective custody.”
Rotimi said OPD would provide a legal representative for the victim for the prosecution of the case.
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