Rivers State: Grandmother who Applied Pepper On Two Children For Drinking Garri With Milk Remanded

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A magistrate Court in Choba, Port Harcourt has remanded Mama Vera who maltreated her two grandchildren to Nigeria Correctional Service.

The Magistrate Court also gave Pst Folunsho Akindurum of Deeper Life Bible Church the custody of the children.

The case has been adjourned to 16th of Jan. 2020 for continuation of hearing.

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The lawyer to FIDA expressed satisfaction with the court not granting the accused bail after she pleaded not guilty, stressing that child maltreatment case is a serious case.

The Nigerian Police, Rivers State Command had arrested a grandmother in Ozuoba in Obio/Akpor LGA of Rivers State for stripping naked her two grandchildren, rubbed them with pepper, tied their hands with heavy duty wire and locked them up for taking garri and sugar without her permission.

She left for work after locking them still tied. A situation which attracted the attention of neighbors with a man rescuing the children and reported to the Ozuoba Police Station.

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