Minister Declares Anambra Lawyer Wanted For Violently Abusing Maid, Announces 2m Reward For Useful Information

Barrister Uju Kennedy Ohanenye, minister of Women Affairs

The Minister of Women Affairs, Uju Kennedy-Ohanenye, has announced a N2 million reward for imformation that will lead to the arrest of an Anambra-based lawyer, Adachukwu Cukelu-Okafor, who has been accused of abusing her 10-year-old house help.

The minister made the offer during a press briefing held in Abuja on Monday.

Cukelu-Okafor who is currently on the run, allegedly used various objects like a broken bottle, knife, and electric iron to harm the child, supposedly in response to an incident involving her daughter.

She said: “I kept quiet because I thought by now, it should have been solved. For the fact that up to date it has not been solved, I have decided to wage in.

“Everything that concerns women and children across Nigeria, I have every right to get involved in them. See this  one that I kept quiet, what has happened to date? Nothing! So I am not going to listen anymore. I am going to wage into any issue that concerns women and children across this country.

“So, I am declaring Adachukwu Cukelu-Okafor wanted. Please, Nigerians go out there and search for this woman. Bring her out, call any police station, and hand her over.

“The Federal Ministry of Women Affairs is offering N2 million to anybody that will lay hand on this woman and hand her over to the police.

“We need this woman urgently because this girl is in pain. This girl has been in the hospital. It could be your child tomorrow. It could be anybody’s relation.

“So let us not fold our hands. This happened in Anambra state, N2 million will be given to anybody that will give us information on how this woman will be apprehended by the police because police have been looking for her and she’s nowhere to be found.”

The minister also announced plans to address the issue of employing minors as domestic workers in the near future.

“There’ll be a pronouncement on that within a week from now. And there’ll be an enforcement programme towards that action. And we will need whistleblowers who are Nigerians, Nigerians come out and fight for your country.

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