A 35 year old man and his 26-year-old corps member wife has been arrested for savagely abusing their 8 year old house help.
Agatha Egodi Philip-Iboko, a mother-of-one, was arrested alongside her husband Philip Iboko for allegedly torturing their eight-year-old house help, Osinakachukwu.
Only days earlier, a photo of the house help lying in the open, under the sun, her legs and hands chained together, went viral after a neighbor of the couple posted the photo online.
The neighbor explained that the young house help was subjected to child abuse because she ate part of the N10 sweet they bought for their two-year-old daughter.
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It angered Nigerians and they called for the arrest of the child’s guardians.
Prior to this incident, Agatha, who is serving with the ministry of Agriculture, Ebonyi State, had put up photos of her house help and praised her for her “undying goodwill towards others” and for being a great caretaker for her daughter Doris.
Following the arrest of Agatha and her husband, Osinakachukwu was placed in the custody of the council Chairman of the Izzi LGA, Chief Paul Nwogha.