The police officers who participated in the torture of Uzoamaka Chukwu have all been dismissed from the force while the masterminds of the act have been arraigned in court.
Apart from the officers, the masterminds of the sordid act, Ogbonnaya Ene Odii, the Coordinator of the Ohaozara Development Centre, his younger brother, Enekwachi Ene Odii and a third member identified only as Martins, have all been arraigned at the Okposi Chief Magistrates' Court on charges of abduction, torture, stripping and dehumanization.
The officers who were dismissed following intensive orderly room trial conducted at the State Police Command headquarters, are Cpl Paulinus Nwodom, Cpl Monday Nweke and Cpl Obinna Ironsi, and have also been arraigned in court for their parts in the crime where the girl was stripped naked, beaten to stupor while a video of the incident was made and posted on social media.
The incident drew a lot of condemnation from Nigerians, women and child rights groups, especially the member of the House of Representatives representing Onicha, Ohaozara and Ivo Federal Constituency, Hon. Linus Abaa Okorie, who vowed to fight the cause of the girl till justice is done.
The State Governor, Engr. David Umahi Nweze, had also promised that the culprits would never go unpunished while the no-nonsense Commissioner of Police in the state, Peace Ibekwe Abdallah also vowed to make sure the officers face the full wrath of the law if they are indicted by the orderly room trial.
Meanwhile, the young victim now has a new home after she was adopted by a the loving family of Rita Nnenna Anoh, a kind hearted philanthropist who has vowed to make sure she no longer lacks the arms of a loving home.