24-year-old Onyinye Mbadike who was arrested by the police in Lagos after she was captured in a viral video on social media, where she allegedly forced a boy in a dog kennel has revealed reason for the act.
The Command’s spokesperson, DSP Bala Elkana ealier gave an update that a team of detectives from the Gender Unit, Command’s Headquarters, Ikeja, had arrested the woman at of No. 7 Trimnell Street, Aguda for assault and child abuse.
“The viral video on the social media showed the suspect torturing one Chibike EziAmaka; 10, of same address.
“The video also showed the suspect locking the boy up in a dog’s kennel, sharing space with dogs.
“The video was widely condemned by well-meaning Nigerians. The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Zubairu Muazu ordered the Gender Unit of the Command to identify the Woman in the video, rescue the child and make the suspect face the full wrath of the law.
“Domestic and Sexual Response Team (DSVRT), Alausa Ikeja also interfered 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,’’ Elkana added.
On her part, the Mbadike lady told the police that she dealt with the boy because he was misbehaving after drinking a liquor.
She alleged that the boy smashed her car’s side mirror with a stone, at their No 7 Trimnell Street, Aguda residence, adding that she only locked him in an empty dog kennel for few hours before bringing him out.
The police noted that the boy has since been rescued and taken to a secured shelter while the suspect will soon be charged to Court.