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Police arrests medical doctor for alleged child abuse in Edo

Police operatives in Edo State have arrested a medical doctor, Ogbonnanya Chiamaka, for alleged child abuse.

The spokesperson for the state police command, Jennifer Iwegbu, who confirmed the development in a statement on Saturday, said Chiamaka who is a staff of Irrua Teaching Specialist Hospital in Esan Central local government area of the state would be arraigned in court at the end of investigation.

She said: “The victim, one Miss Comfort Nmeson “F” who is 13 years old came to school, ‘Emando Secondary school’ in Ekpoma on 22/6/2022 with her belongings, looking frail.

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“Upon interrogation by teachers in the school, the child said she doesn’t want to live with her guardian anymore and requested to be returned to her biological mother as her guardian has been physically abusing her using a stick to reprimand her all the time.

“Consequently, the teacher reported the abuse to the appropriate authorities for necessary action.

“The said guardian, one Dr. Ogbonnaya Chiamaka ‘F’ who is 41-year-old was arrested by the police.

“Dr. Ogbonnaya Chiamaka will be arraigned in court after the completion of investigation.”

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