An underage house help, Peace Goewam – who as captured in a viral video where she was slammed on the ground by her boss – has been rescued by the police in Enugu State.
In the video, the woman, Mrs. Amaka Ortolehi, was seen maltreating the maid in most heartless manner. The incident led the Enugu State Police Commissioner, Ahmad Abdulrahman into launching a manhunt for her.
According to the Commissioner: “when I viewed the viral video, it was an eyesore. I gave an order to my technical officers and anti-cult team. This eventually led to her arrest, alongside her husband Nkemakolam Ortolehi.
We also arrested Mr. Jonathan Goewan, the uncle to the victim, who out of greed, brought her to Enugu from Jos and probably sold her to this wicked family.
Irrationally, she held her own daughter who she had affection for but was thrusting this very girl on the ground as if she was killing a fowl. We rescued the girl and she is going be to handed over to a government agency that will take care of her till we trace her parents.
They will come down and tell us why they divorced this girl from them; as for the uncle, he has no satisfactory answer, so we are suspecting fowl play. This is typical example of Child Abuse, child labour, torture and man’s inhumanity to man.”
The Police Commissioner vowed that all those involved in one way or the other in the girl child’s ordeal would be prosecuted and appropriate punishment meted on them.
Meanwhile, Mrs. Ortelehi has blamed the devil for her actions. She said “I don’t know what came over me. I don’t treat her in such manner before. You can enquire from her school, you can ask our neighbours.
This is not how we have been living. I’m a lover of children, all come to my house. Anger put me into this, I love Peace, we have been living together for two years, this is just something that went out of the ordinary.”