A couple, Mr. Goodluck and Mrs. Benita Ogbuji, were arrested by Orji Divisional Headquarters of Imo State Police Command for allegedly torture of their 8-year-old daughter, Wisdom, over N100 bean cake (akara).
The man and woman de-humanised the boy for the purchase of N100 bean cake, in lieu of N50 by two journalists–Chidiebube Okeoma and Harriet Ijeomo, who led police officers to Umudagu Mbieri ‘s home in the state Mbaitoli Local Government Area.
Okeoma said, ‘We have information that a couple dehumanised their houseboy and nearly killed him because he picked up the bean cake N100 in place of N50.
In the early hours of Thursday, we mobilised police and got the evil couple arrested and saved the innocent boy.
Both were arrested in the Orji Police Division while the boy was treated by the police. The injuries caused to the boy are severe. For the child, we are looking for justice. We want the indictment of the pair. Since 2019, the boy is out of school.
The accused housewife, Benita, at the police station blamed the devil for the act and proclaimed it regrettable.
Marcel Amadioha, Chairman of the Ohaji / Egebma LGA Interim Management Committee from which the boy hails, told his office that it was involved.
Lastly,Orlando Ikeokwu, the police spokesman, said the command was in the lead.