A teenage girl from Umuokoro Obinkita in Arochukwu Local Government Area, simply identified as Ada who was chained by the neck and limbs and locked away in their house by her mother, has been rescued by operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, NSCDC.
The rescue according to NSCDC was instigated by a tip -off and support from the Vicar Hope Foundation and the Child Protection Network.
According to the the Public Relations Officer of NSCDC, Mr. Ndukwe, the rescue was carried out after 24 hours of surveillance mounted at the victim’s home.
Meanwhile, the wife of the Governor, Dr. Mrs Nkechi Ikpeazu, and owner of Vicar Hope Foundation, said her Foundation took custody of the abused girl in order to facilitate expert psychiatric evaluation to ascertain her condition and provide treatment.
She further argued that the girl’s parent should have sought medical help for her if truly the claim that the victim had poor mental health were true.