Mr Francis Onyeji and his wife, Chibuzor, are in a hot mess over the assault and severe injuries inflicted on a 13-year old girl, Chibuzor’s niece, living with them at Ekpan, Delta State. According to THISDAY Chibuzo was arrested for causing
bodily harm to the girl. Chibuzo burnt her on many parts of her body with a hot knife after she discovered that her husband had been abusing the small girl sexually for about 2 years.
The husband, Francis, who hails from Imo State, was said to have had regular canal knowledge of the young teenager and then giving her some money, which the poor girl used to buy herself a few things including food as her aunt, Chibuzor, often denied her her meals. The lid was blown when the girl said the money she had brought to school last week had been stolen.
The school authorities out of curiosity sent a senior staff to follow her home to ascertain if she actually took money, N1,500 to school. On interrogation, she confessed that Francis sometimes gave her money after sleeping with her. She said he abuses her sexually especially when he was off-duty, as he usually worked off-shore for a Warri-based engineering and construction company.
The confession angered Chibuzo, who insisted that it was merely a fabrication. The Delta police command have begun a manhunt for Francis who has since gone into hiding. Chibuzo has been taken into protective custody to save her life after youths of Ekpan community threatened to bring her out and do to her what she did to her niece. She was arraigned at a magistrate court in Ekpan on Monday and subsequently granted bail.
The Magistrate, Mrs Blesing Ideh, granted her a N500k bail on compassionate ground as she is a nursing mother of a 3-month-old baby….. who has also refused to b breastfed out of anger towards Chibuzo…..