Anambra govt rescues another victim of domestic abuse in Ezinifite

By Chidinma Ikeanyionwu

Anambra State Government through the Ministry of Women and Social Welfare has rescued one Chidiebere Otenyi, another victim of domestic abuse in Ezinifite, Aguata local government area of the state.

This they did when a whistle blower who witnessed the ugly incident brought it to the attention of the Honourable Commissioner.

Reacting in her office in Awka after the team sent from the ministry had rescued the girl, Honourable Ify Obinabo, who was furious over the dastardly act vowed to deal with the perpetrator Mrs Martha Umenweke.

Obinabo, who was angry over the extent of damage given to the girl, stated that the culprit won’t go scot-free since she had the mind to inflict injuries and pain on another person

The victim, a 19 Year old Chidiebere Otenyi from Nkanu, Enugu state said that her Madam Martha accused her of stealing her twenty five thousand naira which she said she didn’t that prompted her to beat her to pulp.

Chidiebere, who was still in pain at the time of the rescue, said she’s lived with Martha for a year and four months, but she gets severely punished at the slightest provocation especially being starved.

Upon further questioning, it was discovered that the 19 Year old is still in primary 3, which, according to her, her boss was the one who demoted her in class when she came.

On why she brutalized her ward, Mrs Martha Umenweke, who is in her late sixties, claimed that Chidiebere stole her money, hence the meeting.

It was also gathered during the rescue that Martha had an alibi one, Mr David, who, after she had beaten the girl, helped tied up her hands and legs.

The case has been handed over to the police for further interrogation and prosecution at the Children, Sexual and Gender Based Violence Magistrate court in Awka.