Men of Rivers State Police Command have arrested a cruel 52-year-old grandman recognised as Mama Vera over alleged assault on her grandchildren.
The wicked grandmother was arrested for beating and rubbing hot pepper on her grandchildren because they collected garri and sugar to drink without her consent and approval.
WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that she is a regular abuser and regularly maltreats her grandchildren ever since they started living with her after the demise of their mother three years ago.
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The sad incident happened at Mgbuoba in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State
The victims (named withheld), 8-year-old and 7-year-old respectively could not further their school after their mother’s demise and the grandmother allegedly locked them inside the room for four days without food sometimes.
While reporting the incident to the police, neighbours who also live in Mgbuoba community, Rivers state said that they heard the cries of the children, went to the apartment and discovered the door was locked.
We forced the door opened and discovered that the two girls are naked and tied with an electric wire. Hot pepper robbed all over their bodies. The younger kid was already weak as at the time we broke the door, they narrated.
Eyewitnesses disclosed that the two naked girls were untied, revitalised and they later open up that they were punished by their grandmother because they collected garri and sugar to drink due to hunger without her consent.
Reacting to the incident, a lawyer identified as Precious Johnmark who also witnessed the incident urged the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) to follow the case and ensure the prosecution of Mama Vera for allegedly violating the rights of the girls.