- Onyinye Mbadike, the lady who locked a boy inside a cage, has been arrested by the police
- The suspect was arrested on August 14 by a team of detectives from the gender unit, command’s headquarters Ikeja
- Mbadike, however, denied locking the survivor in a cage with dogs
The Lagos state police have arrested 24-year-old Onyinye Mbadike who appeared on a viral video locking up Chibike Eziamaka, a 10-year-old boy in a dog kennel in Lagos state.
She was arrested on August 14, by a team of detectives from the gender unit, command’s headquarters Ikeja, for assault and child abuse.
The video has been widely condemned by well meaning Nigerians.
In a statement made available to Legit.ng, the Lagos state commissioner of police, CP Zubairu Muazu mni was reported to have ordered the gender unit of the command to identify the woman in the video, rescue the child and make the suspect face the full weight of the law.
Domestic and Sexual Response Team (DSVRT), Alausa Ikeja also added its voice to the call for investigation with a petition addressed to the commissioner of police to that effect.
The gender unit traced the suspect to Chumpe liquor store, Surulere and her residence at Aguda. The 10-year-old boy was rescued and taken to a secured shelter.
"The suspect admitted that she is the one on the viral video flogging the child with belt, but she denied locking the survivor in a cage with dogs. That she only locked him in an empty dog kennel where bags are kept. She claimed to have locked up the boy for few hours before bringing him out. She alleged that the boy took a hot drink in their refrigerator and was misbehaving.
"That the suspect smashed the side mirror of her Toyota Camry with stone which made her to detain him in the dog kennel. Investigation revealed that the survivor lost his parents and was brought to Lagos in 2012 from Anambra state by the mother of the suspect along with his two siblings. The suspect and the survivor are cousins. The suspect’s mother is the elder sister of the survivor’s father.," the police said.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported about a Nigerian woman who locked a boy inside a dog cage. The clip caused a stir and sparked outrage among Nigerians.
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