The Rivers state police command has arrested a middle aged woman Blessing Tamunokoru for physically molesting her 14 years old house help and inserting pepper in her private part.
The central police station in town area effected the arrests of Blessing Tamunokoru after neighbors alerted human rights group over the continuous physical abuse meted on the girl who was seen hawking kerosene with deep open wounds and crying for help.
When arrested Blessing Tamunokoru denied inserting pepper in the girl’s private part but agreed to flogging her for better upbringing. She claimed that the girl was stubborn and needed strong hand to become a better person.
Meanwhile the 14 years’ victim of child abuse told our correspondent Anita Ogona that her madam used wire to flog her and sometime she poured hot water on her legs to inflict her with injuries for not being able to sell all the kerosene given to her to hawk around the market
When contacted the spokesman of the Rivers State Police Command Nnamdi Omoni confirmed the Arrest of Madam Blessing to our correspondent in a telephone, he said the Woman would be charged to court soon for the laws to take its full course.
Meanwhile the State Chairman of the Civil Rights Council Prince Wiro who was alerted of the girl’s situation this morning at about 6 am said ‘’I saw the girl this morning, she was weeping and Hawking kerosene. Myself and some neighbours inquired from her why she was crying, she told us that she is 14 Years Old from Akwaibom her name is Mary Okon Elijah. She said her madam inserted pepper in her private part and most times she does not eat”.