The Imo State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has arrested one Chinedu Jude Ochieze, a father, for allegedly chaining his three children for purportedly being the cause of his misfortunes in life.
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Orlando Ikeokwu, the state Police Public Relations Officer, disclosed in a statement issued on Sunday that the children are Success (female) 12 years old, Richard (male) 11 years, and Confidence (female).
According to Ikeokwu, Ochieze had repeatedly hit the children with a hammer and threatening them.
He stated that the three children have been rescued and taken to the hospital for treatment.
The statement read: “On the 26/4/2020, based on credible intelligence, operatives of the command stormed Aboh, Umulolo, Okigwe Local Government Area and arrested one Ochieze Chinedu Jude, male, 45 years old.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that he kept his children in chains and locked them up in a shop and goes to hit the kids with a hammer intermittently claiming that they are the architect of his misfortune.
“The children have been rescued and taken to the hospital for treatment. He will be prosecuted accordingly.”