Anambra State Police Command has arrested a 24-year-old pregnant woman, Abigail Eguta, for allegedly brutalising her seven-year-old nephew, identified as Sunday, for eating fish and failing to recite the English alphabet in Anambra State.
The police arrested the woman following the complaints by her neighbours who took the victi to the office of the State Commissioner for Women and Social Welfare, Ify Obinabo, on Tuesday.
The State Ministry in it’s statement shared in Facebook on Thursday, stated that Sunday is the son of Eguta’s biological sister who she brought to live with her barely a year ago.
The ministry noted that the boy, whose body is dotted with scars of previous injuries allegedly inflicted on him by his guardian, had been out of school for a long time.
It quoted Eguta as claiming that she beat the boy for eating the fish she bought for Sunday meal.
She also confessed to beating him on Monday, for not reciting the English alphabet correctly, adding that it was the main reason she wounded him.
“I am very sorry. I didn’t intend to blind him or beat him in the eyes, but I mistakenly did so. Please, forgive me, it is the handiwork of the devil,” the pregnant woman said.
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