Mrs Ifeoma Ezeugwu was arrested by the Nigerian police in Enugu for hitting two nails into the head of a 10 year old girl named Chinonye Nnadi.
It was said that she even placed hot electric iron all over Chinonye’s body.
The WomanAids Collective, WACOL, who revealed the incident to newsmen in Enugu said they saw the incident as Horrific and Evil violence on a poor innocent girl.
The founding director of WACOL and Tamar SARC, Professor Joy Ngizi Ezeilo narrated that she was informed, on Friday, regarding the incident that happened to the 10 year old girl, who sustained a very serious injury at the hands of his madam who is also a relative that she works for as domestic help.
She said that what happened to the girl was serious torture whose only crime was being born to a poor widow who had given her to her madam with the hope that she will get an education and live a happy life. She prayed for her to recover soon.
She went on to say that the demand that she should be punished for her crimes for such physical damage done to a small girl.
She mentioned that she had spoken to the victims mother. She said she is a poor widow living in a village called Aku near Nnsuka, in Enugu.
She stated that it was time to end child labour as a whole, and also ban and severely punish anybody caught using children as domestic workers. She said that the Child Labour Act and NAPTIP must be effectively implemented. She said WACOL will see to it that justice prevails in this issue.
Ezello thanked Enugu residents who she revealed informed them severally and pleaded for WACOL’s intervention in the incident.