Anambra Women Affairs Commissioner rescues six-year-old child from abusive foster mother

Anambra state Commissioner for Women and Children Affairs, Lady Ndidi Mezue, on Monday, 30th November, 2020, intervened in an extreme case of child abuse at Abagana, Njikoka LGA, where a six year – old child, Miss Amanda was rescued from an abusive foster mother, Mrs Agatha Uba.

Mrs Agatha, a Thirty Nine – year – old farmer and Petty trader from Awo Idemili, Osu, LGA, Imo State, who resides at Adagbe Village, Abagana with her husband and three other children, aged Seven, Five and Two, whom she claimed to have adopted from different locations in Anambra State, claimed she does not have biological children of her own hence the adoptions.

Speaking after interrogating the abusive foster mother, The Honorable Commissioner explained that the rescue was made possible following complaints by concerned citizens who reported the maltreatment, starvation and abuse at child department of the ministry.According to Lady Mezue, ” I have to deploy a team from the ministry to Abagana in other to rescue the remaining children, I assure you, we will make sure this matter will be investigated to assertain the sources where the children were adopted from, for subsequent prosecution of the lady by the police.” she concludedThe matter has been reported to Police Area Command, Awka for investigation.

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