Law Centre Rescues Two Maltreated Children In Abuja

The Sterling Law Centre has rescued two maltreated children aged 10 years and 12 years respectively who were discovered in Byazhin, Arab Road, Abuja while they were running errands for their Aunt, with whom they live.

According to a press release signed by the Sterling Law Centre Communications Officer, Adaobi Iyiegbu said a good Samaritan noticed that their bodies were filled with injuries and scars, and upon enquiries, it was found that they live with their Aunt, as house helps.

According to the statement, their Aunt, one Barr. Ifeoma Adolphus Onuzuruigbo and her son, Chijioke Onuzuruigbo, were fond of beating them mercilessly for flimsy reasons as the children helping themselves to extra food when they are hungry.

“Sadly, these kids were also not put in any school by their Aunt.

“This is typical, a case of modern-day slavery, which violates Labour laws, the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act, the Child Rights Act as well as the Penal Code.

“While the matter has been reported to the Byazhin Police Division and investigations are ongoing, we hope the perpetrators will be charged to court to face the full wrath of the Law.

“Sterling Law Centre will be monitoring the case keenly and will be providing legal support to the victims. We urge other individuals and organizations that may be willing to support the children in other ways to do so, the statement concluded.

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