Court re­mands woman tor­tur­ing maid in vi­ral video

The Punch - - NEWS - Raphael Ede, Enugu

CHIEF Mag­is­trate J. I. Agu of the Enugu East Mag­is­tra­trial District on Tues­day re­manded Mrs Amaka Otolehi, 32, in Enugu Cor­rec­tional Cen­tre.

Otolehi was caught on video slam­ming her young do­mes­tic help to the ground.

Otolehi was ar­raigned by the Enugu State Po­lice Com­mand along­side Jonathan Ge­owam, 35, an un­cle of the do­mes­tic help, Peace Ge­owam, and who gave her out as maid.

When the five counts bor­der­ing on at­tempted mur­der was read to the ac­cused per­son, Agu said he had no ju­ris­dic­tion to en­ter­tain the case.

He con­se­quently re­manded the ac­cused per­sons in Enugu Cus­to­dial Cen­tre (prison) and ad­journed to Jan­uary 15, 2020, for re­port while the case file would be trans­mit­ted to the At­tor­ney Gen­eral of the state’s of­fice for le­gal ad­vice.

Re­call that Otolehi and Jonathan were ar­rested after a vi­ral video showed Otolehi smash­ing the girl to the ground

Many Nige­ri­ans con­demned the ac­tion of the woman and asked for her ar­rest and pros­e­cu­tion.

Mean­while, the state Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice,

Ah­mad Adur­rah­man said the com­mand had in­vited the par­ents of the maid.

Ab­dur­rah­man said the girl’s par­ents said Jonathan told them that he was go­ing to put their child in a school.

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