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Police arrest lawyer over alleged abuse of housemaid, 10

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The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has arrested a lawyer, Mrs Adachukwu Okafor, who has been on the run after she allegedly abused her 10-year-old house help.

According to a statement Special Assistant on Media to the Minister of Women Affairs, Ohaeri Joseph, the lawyer allegedly used a broken bottle to brutalise the girl.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the minister had earlier placed a N2 million reward for any information on the lawyer who disappeared after a video of her misdeeds went viral.

“Days after the Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Uju Ohanenye, placed a N2 million bounty on an Onitsha-based lawyer, Mrs Adachukwu Okafor, for child abuse in Onitsha, she has been arrested.

“The lady’s action, which went viral across various social media platforms, was alleged to have inflicted bodily harm on the minor.

“The lady has been on the run for weeks after being reported to have inflicted severe injuries on the minor, which prompted the minister to place a reward of N2 million for information on her whereabouts”, he said.

Ohaeri reiterated the commitment of the ministry to collaborate with the NPF to commence an immediate investigation into the matter.

“The girl is still undergoing medical treatment in the hospital, but I can assure members of the public that she would get justice”, the statement said.

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