A couple of Mrs Ogochukwu Anichukwu and Mr Emmanuel Anichukwu has been taken to the Human Rights Legal Initiative in Ekwulobia for pouring hot water on her house help identified as Mma for licking their baby’s milk in Nanka, Anambra State.

Mma who is from Awgu, Anambra State was locked inside the room after the incident to stop neighbours from seeing her in that state.

It was gathered from the neighbours that the girl was often seen eating sand due to starvation.

The couple who is from Ndikelionwu, Enugu State often flogged the little girl which has made the girl used to the flogging and the woman resorted to using hot water this time.

However, the couple was finally caught when a neighbour entered their house unexpectedly and caught Mma trying to run inside to avoid been seen as she was warned vehemently not to allow anyone to see her.

The neighbour quickly reported to the Human Rights Commission and the girl was taken to the hospital for proper medical care.

For more information, you can call the Human right legal Aid initiative on

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