A woman who is the wife of a senior lecturer has been arrested for allegedly brutalizing her young housemaid.
The woman who is married to one Dr. Boniface Oha, a senior lecturer in the Igbo Department of the Federal College of Education, Obudu, was said to have maltreated her maid in the most brutal manner, leaving the child with severe bruises that had to be treated in a hospital.
According to one Godwin Apple Agim, a Universal Peace Federation Ambassador who posted the story on his Facebook wall, the case was brought to light after a local vigilante in the area heard the cries of help from the little girl while patrolling the area in the night.
On investigation, the vigilante found out that Mrs. Oha was brutalizing the child and they moved in to rescue her. To compound the matter, Mrs. Oha offered them a bribe of N3,000 which they refused and insisted on handing her over to the police.
Dr. and Mrs Boniface Oha
Photo Credit: Ambassador Godwin Apple Agim
This is how Agim captured the incident on his wall:
"It is with much sympathy that I, Ambassador Godwin Apple Agim, Ambassador with the Universal Peace Federation, a Special Consultative Status at the United Nations ECOSOC, established to renew the United Nations to build lasting global peace in the world, will this evening, invite the operational bodies of UNICEF, UPF, UN and the Nigerian States Security Service SSS to commence the arrest of one Dr. Amechi Oha.
Dr. Oha is a Chief Lecturer in Igbo department, FCE, Obudu. He is one time Dean, School of Languages in the same Federal College of Education, Obudu, in the state.
His wife Mrs. Ijeoma Amechi Oha, who also served her NYSC in Cross River State and officially married to the said Amechi of the FCE Obudu.
They have adopted, enslaved, concealed and assaulted this little girl in the pretence of having her as a housemaid. They should be both charged for crimes against humanity.
When the little girl started crying in different tune last night during the torture, it attracted the attention of the vigilante group in the area there in Obudu, and they rushed immediately only to find the little girl in a very weak point, almost out of life.
As the vigilantes attempted to invite the police, the lady, Ijeoma Oha, offered them a N3,000.00 bribe so that they can overlook the situation."
"But God almighty helped the vigilante group to insist in inviting the police and the girl was taken to the Secret Heart Hospital Obudu, while the lady, Mrs. Ijeoma Oha, was taken away by the police from the Nigerian Police Command, Obudu Division."
See photos of the brutalized girl in Pulse Gallery.