The men of the Nigerian police have arrested arrested Anambra-based lawyer, Adachukwu Okafor, for inserting a hot knife into the private part of her 11 year old maid.

The Special Assistant, Media to the Minister of Women Affairs, Ohaeri Joseph, disclosed in a statement Saturday, February 17, that Okafor has been arrested by the police.

Ohaeri said that the lawyer was arrested a day after the Minister of Women Affairs placed the N2 million bounty on her.  

Okafor, was said to have brought the little girl on Jan. 5, 2024, to live with her in Akpaka, Onitsha where they reside. She was also said to have accused the little child of ‘touching’ her child.

Aside using the hot knife, it was alleged that the so-said lawyer, popularly known as “Lover of God” also used hot iron to burn the buttocks of the little girl, and also used broken bottle to brutalise her.

The  female lawyer, Okafor, had been on the run since the news of her heinous act against the house help became public.

A trending video of the horrendous act had made the federal government through the Minister of Women Affairs, Uju Kennedy-Ohanenye, to place a bounty of N2 million on the fleeing lawyer on February 12, 2024.

The Minister’s Aide, Ohaeri, assured that the minor now undergoing medical treatment for injuries she sustained in the hands of the lawyer would get justice.

Joseph said: “Days after the Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Uju Ohanenye, placed a N2 million bounty on an Onitsha-based lawyer, Mrs Adachukwu Okafor, for child abuse in Onitsha, she has been arrested…

“The lady has been on the run for weeks after being reported to have inflicted severe injuries on the minor which prompted the minister to place a reward of N2 million for information on her whereabouts.

“The girl is still undergoing medical treatment in the hospital, but I can assure members of the public that she would get justice.

Recall that the Anambra State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo had had earlier condemned Barr. Adachukwu’s action, stating that she is one of many who do not deserve a place among decent humanity.

Governor Soludo, in a statement via his Facebook page, said the state government had also commenced actions to ensure that the suspect is apprehended and brought to justice.

He wrote, “Mrs. Adachukwu Chukelu-Okafor, who visibly violated the young girl left in her custody, is one out of many who do not deserve a place amongst decent humanity.

“We have commenced actions to ensure she is brought to justice.

“This should serve as a firm warning to all abusers of any kind, that Anambra State is not a place where their excesses will be condoned. 

“Child’s Right Act (2003) and Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) Act (2017) have long been domesticated in Anambra together with other laws, and my administration is big on entrenching Law and Order as a foundation for building the liveable and prosperous homeland that we all seek.

“It is the highest sign of weakness to abuse or violate the vulnerable. This, and others like it, can not be tolerated in the Anambra State we are building.”

The lawyer was alleged to have used a hot pressing iron and knife to burn and chop in pieces, the private part of her house help.


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