The woman who inserted pepper in the private part of her 14 years old female house maid from Akwaibom state has been arraigned before a Chief Magistrate Court 22 on Thursday
The town Central Police Station finally brought the woman Blessing Phibika Tamunokoru to court at about 3:00PM and She was granted bail but was reminded until when she will fulfill the bail conditions set by the judge.
Madam blessing unable to meet the bail conditions immediately was escorted to prison yard with two Police officers and some members of CRC.
Meanwhile the Police has handed the 14 yrs. old girl over to FIDA (Intl. Federation of Women Lawyers) to enable them trace and hand over Mary Okon’s parents and send her back home to be with her parents whom she confirmed was still alive in the village in Akwaibom State. Upon interrogation ‘’The 14 Years Old girl said she is from Akwaibom state her name is Mary Okon Elijah. She said her madam use to insert pepper in her private part and most times she does not eat’’
The woman Blessing Phibika Tamunokoru was arrested by the police on Wednesday for inserting pepper into the private part of her 14 years old house help and forced her out to hawk kerosene without feeding, passersby who saw the condition of the girl, alerted human rights group who took the matter to the police station to arrest madam Blessing for inhumane treatment and perpetrating violence against a child.
Upon her arrest She denied inserting pepper in the girl’s private part. She claimed someone brought the girl from village for her, that she does not have the person’s phone number but that she will call her elder sister to give her the person’s number.
Mrs. Blessing Tamunokoru of Tanko street Ibeto road in town Port Harcourt is also a mother of three and was grated administrative bail which she was unable to meet and taken to prison custody. She claimed that she only disciplines her maid by flogging her to bring out the best in her and denied every other charges.