A woman, simply identified as Mama Vera, has been arrested in Rivers State for bathing two children with peppered water and thereafter stripped and chained them for ‘drinking garri’ without her consent.
She then locked up the female kids, aged seven and eight up like a jailor.
According to the police, the 52-year-old Mama Vera, gave the kids the horrendous punishment because they ate garri, a popular staple made from cassava and mixed it with sugar, as a meal without her consent.
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The incident happened at Mgbuoba in Obio/Akpor Local Government area of Rivers State
Witnesses said concerned neighbours had to break into the house when they heard the wailing children calling for help.
The police who arrested the woman are also accusing her of denying the children their rights to go to school.
A lawyer, Precious Johnmark,who also witnessed the incident is calling on the Rivers State Police Command and the International Federation of Women Lawyers, FIDA, to follow the case and ensure the prosecution of Mama Vera for allegedly violating the rights of the girls.