An 11-year-old girl, Happiness Nwafor, who was tortured by her madam has been rescued by the Anambra State Government in Onitsha.
The ministry of Women and Social Welfares which rescued the minor, said it was notified of the incident on Wednesday, January 31, 2024, and quickly swung into action by dispatching a team to the scene.
Narrating her ordeal, the minor alleged that she was beaten by her madam, one Adachukwu Chukere Okafor for touching her daughter’s body.
Happiness alleged that her madam Ada used a broken bottle, iron, knife and pistol on her in just two weeks of her stay.
Upon further investigation, it was discovered that the suspect allegedly burnt the little girl’s clothes and dropped her off stark naked with her relative known as Ifeoma Muoghalu.
While speaking at the hospital where she was first rushed to in Ogidi, the relative, Ifeoma Muoghalu claimed that the suspect boasted that nothing will happen because she’s a lawyer and knows how to work her way out.
Ifeoma equally noted that since the incident, the suspect has not been taking her calls.
She also confirmed that the minor was handed over to her Madam on the 5th of January only to be disfigured within the short period of her stay.
The victim is currently receiving treatment at a undisclosed hospital in Awka.
The suspect, who hails from Nkpor is said to be married to an Awka man.