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Police arrest two for assaulting 10 year-old

The Police Command in Anambra State says it has apprehended two women for allegedly assaulting a ten year old house-girl with hot water.

In a press release, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr. Haruna Mohammed says the two suspects are; 34-year-old Nneka Ayaene and 22-year-old Chinenye Okoh of Ndiowu Community, Orumba North Local Government Area of the state.

According to him, the suspects allegedly assaulted their house help, one Chidimma Nworie Ani by pouring hot water on her resulting to injuries all over her body.

Their action according to the release was because the girl was impatient in waiting to return thr bowl of water she brought to them.

Mr. Mohammed explains that police operatives visited the scene and rushed the girl to Best Hospital Oko where she is presently recuperating.

Consequently the suspects have been charged to Magistrate Court Nanka for prosecution after conclusion of investigation.

The case has been adjourned to February 10 and suspects remanded at the Corrections Center Onitsha.

Their arrest followed formal complaint of child abuse and grievous assault at the Oko police station on January 5, 2021.

Uche Ndeke

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