Wickedness: House helps assaulted with hot iron for stealing N100

The Abia State Police Command has rounded up a middle-aged woman identified as Mrs Agnes Uchendu alongside her son, Ikechukwu Uchendu, in Umuahia for allegedly inflicting injuries on their house-maids using hot electric iron.

According to the State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Ezekiel Onyeke, in Umuahia, the suspects were rounded up based on a petition by the International Federation of Women Lawyers, Abia State Chapter, led by one Florence E. Igwe, Esq.

Onyeke noted that the suspects allegedly tortured their house helps, Hope Ajunwa, 11, and 9-year-old Ngozi Ajunwa.

He said, “Upon the receipt of the petition, operatives proceeded to the given address and arrested both suspects and rescued the victims. One of the victims, Ngozi Ajunwa, had injuries on the sole of her foot and other parts of her body.

“The victims had wounds on other parts of their bodies which were inflicted by the suspect with a hot electric pressing iron.”

The police spokesperson further stated that the suspect upon interrogation, confessed to the crime, stressing that, “Ikechukwu admitted committing the crime alleging that the minors stole one hundred Naira.”
Onyeke averred that the victims were taken to the Nigeria Police Clinic, Umuahia for medical attention.
He said the matter was still been investigated, noting that they will soon be charged to court soon.

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