For causing bodily harm against a minor girl-child and relative, FCT police operatives have arrested one Nweke Chadikaobi of Range view Estate Dawaki, Abuja.
The Command said its attention was drawn to the cruel and ill treatment perpetrated against one Oluebibe Emmanuel, a 10-year-old minor by the said Chadikaobi, a relative whom she lives with as seen in the video making the rounds.
According to police spokesman, DSP Josephine Adeh, “Frowning at such a level of inhuman treatment, the FCT Commissioner of Police CP Babaji Sunday ordered an immediate investigation, arrest of the suspect, and the recovery of the minor for medical attention and other forms of intervention needed in the protection of her Human right and dignity.
“In the light of the above, the painstaking effort expended, led to the arrest of the suspect on Monday, May 30, 2022. The suspect upon interrogation admitted to the commission of the crime stating the reasons for her action to be the fact that the minor bed wets among sundry offenses.
“While the victim has been handed over to the National Agency for the Prohibition of child trafficking in person (NAPTIP) for special care and retraumatization, the investigation continues and subsequent developments will be communicated duly.
“The Commissioner of Police While urging the good people of the Territory not to keep mute about such occurrences in their neighborhoods, taking no exceptions or restraint in reporting same to the Police, stated that a happy child leads to a happy people and by the effect, a happy Nation void of crime and criminality.
“Additionally, members of the public are urged to remain vigilant, and strengthen their partnership with the police as touching the rendition of prompt and actionable intelligence by reporting any suspicious or abnormal occurrence to the police.”