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Anambra couple arrested for ravenous, abusing 5 sons

A pair, Mr Uche and Mrs Peace Mbonu, have been arrested and handed over to the police for alleged youngster abuse, hunger and refusal to supply necessaries for his or her 5 underaged boys within the Osumenyi group, Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State.

The arrest was carried out by the safety operatives of the Nnewi South LGA earlier than they have been handed over to the police by the state Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Welfare, Ify Obinabo.

This was made identified on Saturday in an announcement by the media aide to the commissioner, Chidimma Ikeanyionwu.

Ikeanyionwu mentioned the couple claimed they have been infuriated as a result of the youngsters have been keen on consuming uncooked rice.

The assertion learn, “On why they starved the youngsters, the couple denied the allegation and said of their defence that the youngsters are all the time within the behavior of consuming uncooked rice, which makes them infuriated.

“While pleading for pardon, the couple mentioned that they all the time feed the youngsters however that the youngsters want consuming uncooked rice, which they don’t know the place they picked up the behaviour from.

“On his half, the oldest of the youngsters, Chigbo Mbonu, revealed that Peace Mbonu is his father’s third spouse, and ever since she got here into their household, they’ve confronted a number of untold hardship.

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“Chigbo Mbonu, who’s at present 17 years previous, mentioned that they feed as soon as a day for the times their stepmother will give them meals however depend on uncooked rice and palm kernel after starvation should have vastly handled them.

“He went forward to elucidate that he, sooner or later, stopped education as a result of he helps his father in his block business. He famous that he moulds blocks with 4 luggage of cement on a foul day and 6 luggage on regular days.

“Further bodily examination of the youngsters by the Women Affairs commissioner confirmed that they’ve been vastly starved and in want of medical care.

“It is vital to notice that Mr Uche Mbonu has married two wives earlier than lastly settling with the third one Peace Mbonu, who was his gross sales woman, and that the youngsters are all product of his earlier marriages.

“According to the security operatives who helped in apprehending the culprits, they explained that after they got the husband, his wife Peace ran to Nnewi, her maternal home to hide before they eventually apprehended her too.”

While reacting to the event, the Commissioner for Women Affairs, Ify Obinabo, condemned the act and said that the state authorities will proceed to make sure that youngster labour, abuse and all types of maltreatment are diminished to the barest minimal.

The couple has since been handed over to the police for additional investigation, after which the matter might be charged to courtroom.

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