CALABAR – A female lawyer has been arrested for allegedly torturing her 13-year-old domestic servant, Chidera Asonye Nathaniel in Calabar, Cross River State.
Florence Ujinka, was reported to the police by a child rights group called Basic Rights Counsel Initiative after Ujinka beat him up with a fan belt and inflicted serious injuries on the young boys body.
The child rights group wants the police to file a case of ‘torture, inhuman and degrading treatment and child trafficking’ against the lawyer and her husband.
According to reports, since Ujinka and her husband, who is a doctor, brought Nathaniel from Anambra State to their home in 2012, they have subjected him to torture and inhuman treatment.
The group said: “Mrs Florence Ujinka has been subjecting Chidera to inhuman and degrading treatment by torturing him with an automobile fan belt and in the process inflicting him with severe wounds on his body.”
The police,who have already arrested and interrogated Ujinka, have promised to investigate the case and make the couple face the law.