The Lagos State Police Command on Friday 9th March 2018, recorded another case of man’s inhumanity to man. This time around it was between one Mrs. Nkeiruka Ngwu – a 36-year old mother of four children residing at #47 Ogundana Street, off Allen Avenue, Ikeja, and her 10-year old house help, Miss Chioma Samuel.
According to statement made available to Worldtopnewsng.com by the Command spokesperson, SP Chike Oti, that the suspect now in police custody, brought the victim to Lagos from Umuoju, Ngwu in Abia State sometime in January 2018 after the death of the poor girl’s father. Rather than keeping to the promise of giving her a better life which she made to the poor girl before she was handed over to her, Nkeiruka Ngwu made life a living hell for the child.
She was mentally and physically abused with many injury marks to show for them. Her latest tale of woe was recorded on Wednesday 7th of March, 2018 when the suspect allegedly used a well heated pressing iron to cause grievous injuries on the victim’s hands and legs. She also poured hot water on her which peeled her skin.
However, on Thursday 8 March, 2018, Nkeiruka’s cup of iniquity got filled up. She brought her children to a private school located somewhere in Ikeja, unfortunately for her the prying eyes of other mothers who came to drop off their kids noticed the gaping wounds on the upper and lower limbs of the victim who accompanied the suspect to the school.
After questioning the girl, the mothers waited for her madam who had gone to drop her kids in their different classrooms. When she was done and was about to drive off, she was confronted by the women who nearly mobbed her. They were calmed by some teachers who heard their piercing voices as they rented the air. The women told Nkeiruka to take the girl to a hospital or else they will petition the Lagos State Commissioner of Police whom Lagosians have come to know as one who takes strong stance against such crimes and other related crimes against children, women and vulnerable persons in the society.
Despite their warnings to report her to the authorities, Mrs. Nkeiruka Ngwu like the proverbial dog that wouldn’t hearken to its master’s clarion call when death is lurking around the corner, stubbornly came to the school on Friday 9th March, 2018, accompanied by the child victim whose wounds were manifestly untreated.
On seeing that their warnings were taken for granted, the women made good their promise to call the attention of the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Edgal Imohimi, to the matter. The CP immediately ordered for the arrest of the woman and directed the Gender Section of the Command to take the victim to police hospital for proper treatment. They are to ensure that the girl is fed very well until the Social Welfare Department of the Lagos State Government comes for the girl .
Investigations into the case are in progress. Meanwhile Nkeiruka will have her day in the court of law on Monday 12th March, 2018.