Anambra Lawyer Remanded For Brutalising Maid

A lawyer, Adachukwu Okafor, has been remanded by the Children, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Court sitting at the Chief Magistrate’s Court in Awka.

She was remanded at the State Criminal and Investigative Department custody in Awka, for allegedly inflicting physical injuries on the body of her 11-year-old housekeeper.

Ok for was on Wednesday arraigned before the Children, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Court presided by Genevieve Osakwe, in Awka.

She was charged with two-count which border mainly on willful infliction of physical injuries on the body of one Happiness Nwafor, an offence punishable under Section 4(1) of the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition and Protection) Laws of Anambra State of Nigeria 2017.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

She was alleged to have used various objects like a broken bottle, knife, and electric iron to harm her house help in response to an incident involving her daughter.

Okafor, who was reportedly said to be on the run, surrendered herself to the Anambra Police Command in Awka, after the Minister of Women Affairs, Uju Kennedy-Ohanenye, had placed an N2m bounty on anyone who knew her whereabouts.

The defendant’s counsel, Chijioke Nwankwo, made a bail application but the bail was denied by the court and the matter was adjourned till February 28, 2024, for ruling.

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