The Enugu State Command of the Nigeria Police Pressure have arrested one Effiok Umo and his spouse, Nnenna Umo, each of Okwojo Ngwo, Udi LGA, for allegedly abusing and assaulting their 12-year outdated daughter, Mercy Umo and inflicting severe accidents on her.
The arrest is sequel to data acquired by the Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmad AbdurRahman, from the Nationwide Human Rights Fee, Enugu on 12/07/2020.
The Commissioner, whereas frowning on the unbecoming incidence of acts of kid abuse, assault and inflicting of grievous bodily hurt on youngsters, has vowed to prosecute the suspects to function deterrent to folks/guardians, who intend or have been committing such inhuman acts that infringes upon the character and Elementary Human Rights of kids, particularly vulnerable ones.
Preliminary investigation exhibits that the couple are used to abusing and assaulting the kid for little or no justifiable causes through the use of objects, reminiscent of sticks, electrical wires, heels of sneakers and so forth to mercilessly beat her up.
The peak of it occurred on 10/07/2020 when the spouse, who’s the kid’s stepmother, abused and assaulted her to the extent of inflicting bodily hurt on the excuse that she dozed off whereas slicing onions required for meals being ready for the stated evening. This led to neighbours, who’ve discovered their act of inhuman therapy of the kid insufferable, reporting the matter to the Police by way of Nationwide Human Rights Fee.