By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Osun State Command has arrested a woman, Elizabeth Aderibigbe for allegedly beating a 14-year-old girl, Adesewa and inflicting injuries on her body.
NSCDC Media Officer, Atanda Olabisi said that the woman treated her niece cruelly, adring that there were marks all over Adesewa’s body as a result of the beating.
Adesewa was said to have ran away from home on Thursday 16th December, 2021 after eating leftover food she found in the kitchen.
She was later found on a prayer mountain and brought to the office of the NSCDC on Saturday 18th December 2021.
Elizabeth said Adesewa was fond of stealing and that she was adamant to take to corrections, which make her to beat her anytime she behaves defiantly.
Adesewa confessed that she stole food when she was hungry and that her aunty always beat her with wire and cane.
The NSCDC spokesperson said “While examining Adesewa’s body, serious troubling view was seen on her body with stick marks and wounds.”
The NSCDC Head of Anti-Human Trafficking Unit, Onifade Clement advised parents against releasing their wards to relatives or strangers who would maltreat such children.
The State Commandant, Ocheja Emmanuel also called on parents to take good care of their wards appealing to residents to always report any act of abuse.