Akanwa, has been arrested by the Area C Police Command, Lagos State, for
allegedly battering her niece, Chioma Uneneme.
had in 2015 brought the 10-year-old from Okofia, Anambra State, to the
Iponri Police Barracks, where she lived with her police husband and two
suspect, however, always flogged Uneneme for every offence till her back
was marred with sores.
allegedly confessed to the crime, saying she never meant to inflict
injuries on her niece.
I brought her to Lagos last year and she has been staying with me. I
never intended to inflict injuries on her.
N1,000 recharge card. She sold it for N970 after the person said he did
not have the balance. I spanked her for it.
husband and I were not in the house. Somebody came and said my husband’s
car was blocking his and he could not move out.
key and the man bashed my husband’s car while trying to move it. When I
returned and saw what had happened, I beat her. Aside these, she steals
from me. I beat her like I beat my children.”
Relations Officer of the agency, Adeoba Adeniji-Adele, said the victim’s
class teacher discovered the scars on her back and took her to the
asked for a police extract. The school then decided to write a petition
to us. We immediately waded in and reported at the Area C Police
Command. Some of our officials and the police went to the barracks to
get her arrested.
beating had not healed, yet she decided to inflict more injuries on her.
She used her hand, cane, stick and other objects to beat her. People
must learn to control their anger.
was arraigned on Friday in a family court in Surulere and pleaded not
guilty to the charge of assault levelled against her by the police.
must be a blood relation and the second, a civil servant of level 12
and above. One must also have a landed property in Lagos and the
property should be verified by the Lagos State Government. The sum of
N50,000 is to be paid to the account of the Auditor General of Lagos
State. She was remanded in prison custody pending when she would meet
the bail conditions,” a source said.