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Police nab lawyer for allegedly abusing 10-year-old house help

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The Nigeria Police has finally arrested Mrs Adachukwu Okafor, a lawyer, who allegedly abused her 10-year-old house help.

The Special Assistant on Media to the Minister of Women Affairs, Ohaeri Joseph, in a statement, said the lawyer has been on the run since the news of her alleged crime broke on the internet.

He said weapons used to brutalise the child include a broken bottle, a knife and an electric pressing iron.

The minister had earlier placed a N2 million reward for any information on the lawyer who disappeared after a video of her misdeeds went viral.

“Days after the Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Uju Ohanenye, placed a N2 million bounty on an Onitsha-based lawyer, Mrs Adachukwu Okafor, for child abuse in Onitsha, she has been arrested.

“The lady’s action, which went viral across various social media platforms, was alleged to have inflicted bodily harm on the minor.

“The lady has been on the run for weeks after being reported to have inflicted severe injuries on the minor, which prompted the minister to place a reward of N2 million for information on her whereabouts,” he said.

Ohaeri said the ministry will partner with the police to begin an immediate investigation into the matter.

“The girl is still undergoing medical treatment in the hospital, but I can assure members of the public that she will get justice,” the statement added.

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