In Enugu State, the police have arrested a woman named Ujuwa Ugwoke for beating a nine-year-old girl named Precious to death n the State.
According to reports, Ugwoke beat the girl, who served as her live-in housekeeper, to death and dumped her body in a bush, where it was later set on fire by the community’s traditional leader.
In an interview with an Enugu-based human rights organization, the deceased’s father, Korshima, stated:
“Since March 2022, my daughter has been residing with Ujunwa at Fidelity Estate, Enugu. On November 10, 2022, I got an odd call from an unidentified caller using Ujunwa’s number. The caller claimed to have kidnapped Ugwuoke, her infant, and my daughter and was demanding a N20 million ransom.
“I spoke to Mrs. Ujunwa’s family and her husband, who resides in a foreign country. To my utter surprise, they all pretended not to know about the purported kidnapping.
In another dimension, the traditional ruler of the community has been arrested for granting the community youths the approval to burn the corpse of the girl without notifying the police. The action of the traditional ruler is considered illegal, and he will be prosecuted for that.
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