by crossriverwatch admin
A Female legal practitioner, Barrister Florence Ujinka who is married to a medical doctor, Marcel Ujinka is being investigated by the police in Calabar, the Cross River State capital for allegedly using a disused car fan belt to inflict bodily harm on her house help, Chidera Asonye Nathaniel.
The legal practitioner and her husband who reside at Parliamentary Extension by Exceltech Filling Station Calabar are said to have brought the 13 years old Chidera from Anambra State to Calabar in 2012 to serve as their house help but the lady has since been subjecting the boy to torture and inhuman treatment.
A report by a Child Rights Group in Calabar, Basic Rights Counsel Initiative to the police that led to her investigation stated “Mrs Florence Ujinka has been subjecting Chidera to inhuman and degrading treatment by torturing him with an automobile fan belt and in the process inflicting him with severe wounds on his body”.
The report stated that the boy who is a pupil of State Housing Primary School, Atekong Drive in Calabar the Cross River State capital was trafficked by “learned and educated people who know the law on child trafficking and yet still subjected him to torture and inhuman treatment”.
Mr James Ibor, the head of Basic Rights Initiative said the treatment of the boy by Barrister Ujinka and her husband establishes a prima facie case of “torture, inhuman and degrading treatment and child trafficking against the couple”.
Mr Hogan Bassey the Police Public Relations spokesman for the Cross River Police Command said the matter is being investigated and the culprit would be brought to book soon and made to face the law”.
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