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Osun NSCDC arrests woman who abused minor for stealing food

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The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Osun State Command has arrested a woman, Elizabeth Aderibigbe for allegedly beating a 14-year-old girl, Adesewa mercilessly and inflicting injuries on her.

Elizabeth accused the girl of stealing which necessitated the beating.

The NSCDC media Officer, Atanda Olabisi told newsmen that the woman treated her niece cruelly and that there are marks all over Adesewa’s body as a result of the beating.

The girl said she stole food because she was hungry and that her aunty was beating her as a result.

Adesewa was reported to have run away from home on Thursday 16th December 2021 after eating left over food she found in the kitchen.

She was later found on a prayer mountain and brought to the office of the NSCDC on Saturday 18th December 2021.

Aderibigbe said Adesewa was fond of stealing and was adamant to corrections, which is why she is beaten anytime she behaves deviantly.

Atanda said “While examining Adesewa’s body, serious troubling view was seen on her body with stick marks and wounds.

Adesewa confessed that she stole food when she was hungry and that her aunty always beat her with wire and cane.

The NSCDC Head of Anti-Human Trafficking Unit, Onifade Clement advised parents against releasing their wards to relatives or strangers who would maltreat such children.

The State Commandant, Ocheja Emmanuel also called on parents to take good care of their wards. He also advised residents to always report any act of abuse