Dr. Ogbonnanya Chiamaka, a medical doctor at Irrua Teaching Specialist Hospital in Edo State’s Esan Central Local Government Area, has been arrested for alleged child abuse, Charmingpro reports.
The pediatrician was accused of frequently brutalizing her 13-year-old maid, evicting her and feeding her raw rice for a week.
ASP Jennifer Iwegbu, the Edo State Police Command’s Deputy Public Relations Officer, confirmed the arrest in a statement on Saturday, June 25.
“The Edo state police command is currently questioning a Medical Doctor, one Dr Ogbonnanya Chiamaka of Irrua Teaching Specialist Hospital, lrrua in Esan Central local government area of Edo state for child abuse,” according to the statement.
“Miss Comfort Nmeson “F,” 13 years old, arrived at Emando Secondary School in Ekpoma with her belongings on 22/6/2022, looking frail.
“When questioned by the school’s teachers, the child stated that she no longer wants to live with her guardian and asked to be returned to her biological mother because her guardian has been physically abusing her and reprimanding her with a stick all the time.
“As a result, the teacher reported the abuse to the appropriate authorities, who took the appropriate action.
“The guardian in question, Dr Ogbonnaya Chiamaka “F,” 41, was apprehended by police. After the investigation was completed, she would be arraigned in court.
“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Abutu Yaro fdc, has reaffirmed his commitment to serving the good people of Edo state, urging the citizenry not to be deterred from providing the command with timely and useful information that will help curb the menace of criminal elements in Edo state.”