Gov Mbah offers scholarship to 11-year -old brutalized house help 

Governor of Enugu State,,Dr. Peter Mb has offered scholarship to 11-year-old house help, Happiness Nwafor, who was allegedly brutalised by her madam, Adachukwu Okafor, in Anambra State.

The scholarship would run from basic education  to university level.

State Commissioner for Information Aka Eze Aka, disclosed that in a statement  he made available to newsmen on Tuesday in Enugu.

Pix- Gov MbahOkafor, a lawyer who resides in Onitsha, Anambra State, allegedly brutalized Happiness, whom she brought into her home in January 2024 after contacting her parents to help her get a child who would assist her with house chores.

She was reported to have inserted a hot knife into the minor’s private part and burned her face and buttock with a hot electric iron after accusing the victim of touching the private part of her eight-year-old daughter, while bathing her.

According to Aka, the report became a matter of grave concern to Governor  Mbah who had vowed even before the incident that no child should suffer such abuse, torture, neglect or denial, especially the right to sound education.

He added that it attracted the attention of the Enugu State House of Assembly which raised it as a matter of urgent Public Importance.

The statement read in parts: 

“As a result of this development, the Governor of Enugu State has graciously approved the rehabilitation and offer of scholarship up to University level to Miss Happiness Nwafor, a native of Umuanigo Clan, Enugu Oweri, Owelli Court Awgu LGA.

“She will now have the cost of rehabilitation and education up to University level borne by the Enugu State Government.

“Happiness Nwafor has been invited to the Ministry of Children, Gender Affairs and Social Development, Enugu State, for immediate realisation of His Excellency’s approval,” he said 

Author: Maureen Ikpeama

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