The first lady of Ebonyi State in person of Mrs Rachael Umahi has called for the arrest of Joy Okoshi, the female police officer who reportedly poured hot water on her 15-year-old house-help identified as Chinyere Igwe in the State capital after officials from her office and the State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development rescued the girl from the policewoman’s home.
Report claimed that the police officer emptied a hot pot of soup on the house-help’s body for not following her instruction; then poured hot water on the poor girl afterwards.
The victim-Chinyere shared the ordeal with newsmen and opened up that she has been subjected to abuses from the madam for the past two years.
“I failed to follow her instruction and in anger, she came out and carried the pot of soup together with the egusi (melon) and threw at me and it landed on my back. She also carried iron and hit me on my body and ordered me to bend down and raise my leg up but I refused because my back was paining me seriously. She locked me up in a room while she went to boil water to pour on me. I pleaded with her to have mercy on me but she went inside and brought tear gas, then I started crying when she rushed to get hot water and poured on me.
“Only my mother is alive and I have been living with my madam for over two years now. This is as a result of my father’s death coupled with my mother’s financial handicap.
“Her husband also beat me up, but he was not aware that I had such injury because it was in the night. He later apologized and asked his wife to use honey to treat my back”
“The matter has been reported to the police while the victim was taken to Police Clinic for medical treatment,’’ she said.