A pediatrician with the Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Irrua in Edo State, Dr. Chiamaka Ogbonnaya, has been arrested by the police for alleged assault and battery of her housemaid, identified as Comfort, said to be a Junior Secondary School 2 student.
Ogbonnaya was accused of brutalising the girl on her ribs, frequently with a mopping stick, cane, and any other objects in sight, and then sending the girl out and giving her raw rice to eat.
Confirming the arrest, the Police Public Relations Officer, Chidi Nwabuzor, said, “Dr. Ogbonayan Chiamaka of Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital was arrested by the Irrua Division on the alleged offence of child abuse and battery. Currently, the matter is under the investigation of the Deputy Commissioner of Police. Further development will be made known to the public.”
When contacted, the Commissioner for Education, Dr. Joan Osa Oviawe, said she would respond once she receives the full report of the case.
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