SDS nabs woman for assaulting 12yr old in Dei-Dei
The Social Development Secretariat, SDS, has apprehended one Mrs. Chioma Agina Anyima, for allegedly brutalizing her 12-year old house help, Miss Chinyere, in Dei-Dei, in Bwari Area Council.
The SDS apprehended Chioma, who is a mother of two and wife to a lawyer, following complaints from neighbours to the FCT Call Centre.
SDS Secretary, Hajiya Safiya Umar, described the situation as unacceptable, and said that the molestation of the girl who is also a babysitter, must stop.
"We got the information from a concerned Nigerian, if we do not come to the aid of this girl, she may eventually be killed by the woman, because she does what she wants to do and the husband says nothing.
"Nobody is able to talk or intervene each time the woman will beat up the babysitter who is also a baby too. And violence like this against children, which the husband of the woman, who is a lawyer knows that it is an international offence.
"You can’t keep a wife and the wife will banter the small girl like this and you will claim that you don’t know as the head of the house. So, the best thing we will do now is taking them up and arranging her before the court.
"Definitely, I have already sent the police to come and go with her, they will prosecute her for that offence, because unless we start prosecuting people, it will serve as an example," she stressed.
Meanwhile, Mrs. Anyima, who admitted to the alleged offence, claimed that she wanted the girl to be a better person, as they are blood related.
Her words: "I'm not doing this thing to harm her, I just want her to change, she is the only daughter of her parents. I don’t want her to make the mistakes I made. I don’t want her to go useless. Please, I am so sorry. We are the same blood, so I cannot do anything bad to her.
Narrating her ordeal, the visibly traumatised Chinyere, who denied ever molesting her madam's child, claimed that she only engaged in cleansing of the child's buttocks.
She revealed that almost on a daily basis at the slightest mistake, her madam descends heavily on her with cable wire, inflicting injuries on her.