A pregnant woman is in serious trouble for brutalising her nine-year-old housemaid.
A middle-aged pregnant woman identified as Vivien Obodo, is in serious trouble for allegedly assaulting her 9-year-old housemaid, resulting in serious injuries.
According to Salma Ajuma Okpanachi, a witness who posted the photos of the girl identified as Chidinma, Obodo who lives with her family in Kaduna, reportedly punished the girl by using a razor blade to cut her scalp and body, then rubbing pepper into the wounds, as well as making her eat raw pepper.
This is how Okpanachi captured the sad incident:
“Chidinma is only 9. She was taken from her hometown, Nsukka (Anambra State), to Kaduna by Mrs Vivien Obodo December last year.
Chidinma was to look after a 3 month old baby girl but Chidinma is only a child herself; each time something goes wrong, Chidinma gets punished either by chewing pepper or pepper being rubbed all over her.
Hot water has been poured on her, cut with blade on her scalp. Chidinma had no clothes and not allowed to use the family toilet. This case eventually got to the Honorable Commissioner for Women Affair in the state.
Chidinma’s dad was asked to come to Kaduna which he did. At the time he came, he told the Ministry to stay off the matter as he claims its ‘family’ matter. Well, in the end, Vivien was given a warning as she is pregnant and in her last trimester and a youth corper serving at Kaduna prison.
Well, case close you’d think? No! On the way back, Chidinma told her dad more and even more. Now the matter is with the village head. Chidinma’s dad is very upset. Well done ‘voice of the girl child,’ well done to the Honorable Commissioner for Women Affairs, Kaduna State, Hajia Rabiat Abdulsalam, who handled the case.”