ISTH doctor arrested, risks 12 years imprisonment for abusing maid

ISTH doctor arrested, risks 12 years imprisonment for abusing maid

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A medical doctor at Irrua Teaching Specialist Hospital (ISTH) in Edo State has been arrested for allegedly molesting her maid, leaving the minor with lacerations.

Dr Ogbonnanya Chiamaka was arrested by police Operatives, following a complaint that was lodged by her 13-year-old who lives in Esan Central Local Government Area of Edo State on 22nd June 2022.

The victim’s teacher in Emando Secondary school at Ekpoma, Esan West Local Government Area of the State, reported the abominable act by the guardian to police authorities and her arrest.

The Deputy Public Relations officer of the police Command in the State, ASP Jennifer Iwegbu disclosed this on Saturday in a Press statement.

SP. Iwegbu assured that the 41-year-old accused Doctor who risk 12 years imprisonment under Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) Law as applicable in Edo State, would be arraigned in court after the completion of investigation.

Part of the statement read, “Edo State police Command is currently interrogating 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”.

“Upon interrogation by the teachers of the school ,the child said she does not want to live with her guardian anymore and requested to be returned to her biological mother as her guardian have been physically abusing her using stick to reprimand her all the time.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of police CP Abutu Yaro has reinstated his commitment in serving the good people of Edo State, according to the statement.

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Accordingly, the Commissioner urged the Citizens not to relent in availing the police Command with prompt and useful information that will help curb the menace of criminal elements in the State.

Editor’s note: File photograph of brutalized child, appeared as featured image for illustration.

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