The police in Rivers State have arrested a fifty-two-year-old woman simply called Mama Vera for allegedly maltreating her two grandchildren between the ages of seven and eight at Mgbuoba in Obio/Akpor Local Government.
Mama Vera was said to have stripped the grandchildren naked, doused them with pepper, tied their hands to the back and locked them in a room because they took Garri and sugar without her permission.
Eyewitnesses told correspondent CHRISTOPHER NGOZI that they broke into the mama Vera’s house when they heard the children calling for help after their grandmother had left home for work.
They also accused Mama Vera of denying the children opportunity to go to school. He said we are surprised that since her daughter died she has refused to send the children to school, always starving them, she works somewhere at Rukpuokwu and sometimes don’t come home for three to four days without any form of food left these children.
Meanwhile, a lawyer PRECIOUS JOHNMARK who also witnessed the incident is calling on the Rivers State Police Command and the International Federation of Women Lawyers to ensure the prosecution of Mama Vera for allegedly violating the rights of the girls. He said except the laws begin to keep this kind of people behind in correctional facility they will continue to misbehave and act in this wicked ways