A woman identified as Ogochukwu Anichukwu has been arrested after she allegedly doused her house-help, Chiamaka Oha for licking her baby’s milk.
The eight-year-old Chiamaka who is battling for her life at the General Hospital, Uga, Anambra State lives with her employer and the husband at their house at Nanka community, in the Orumba North LGA of Anambra State.
It was alleged that Anichukwu on September 25, 2020, poured hot water on the victim for licking her baby’s milk and shut the door against her to prevent people from seeing the injuries she sustained from the attack.
Punch reports that a neighbour who visited Anichukwu saw the maid’s condition and reported the matter to a non-governmental organisation, Human Rights Legal Aid Initiative. The NGO was said to have rushed the victim to a medical facility in the area.
It was gathered that another group, Awgu Egbeleli Socio-Cultural Development and Unity Forum, transferred the victim to a general hospital.
According to neighbours who confirmed to Punch’s correspondence, the girl has been seen eating sand on several occasions because of starvation, and when the woman was asked why she poured hot water on the victim, she said she was bathing her baby and didn’t know when the hot water poured on her but her husband admitted to beating and inflicting injuries on her.
The couple have since been arrested after the matter was reported at the Uga Area Command, Anambra state.