A housewife who allegedly maltreated and tormented her 4-year-old foster daughter since birth, has landed into trouble, while the little girl freed from the shackles of bondage.
Little Stephanie Dikeocha’s life took this worrisome dimension following her biological mother’s death, during her delivery, leading to Jennifer Dikeocha’s becoming Stephanie’s step-mother.
It was gathered that the step mother traumatized the little girl to the extent that she always liked to be away from home.
According to reports, Stephanie who is a pupil of Royal Peters International Academy, Mowe in Ogun State, always changes her mood at the close of school everyday, a development her class teacher noticed as abnormal, as she formed the habit of crying profusely and would not want to go home.
Providence, however, worked in the little girl’s favour when she got to school on Friday, November 9, 2018, and her observant class teacher noticed that she was not looking fine. The teacher decided to give her a warm and affectionate embrace, aimed at making her feel homely, as well as feel her body temperature.
That was the genesis of Jennifer’s trouble, as Stephanie’s teacher was shocked on noticing the lacerations all over the girl’s body
Disclosing this ugly incident to Crimepuzzle in a press statement, the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said: “The arrest of the wicked step mother was as a result of complaints lodged at Mowe Police Station by the class teacher of the pupil, who brought the little girl to the station and showed the police various bodily injuries allegedly inflicted on her by the said step – mother .
“On the strength of the report, the DPO of Mowe Division, CSP Francis Ebhuoma, detailed some detectives to follow the girl to their house, where the wicked step-mother was promptly arrested’, Oyeyemi stated.
According to the Police spokesman, “The Abia state-born suspect narrated to the police how she took up Stephanie as a child which was occasioned by her mother’s death after giving birth to her, saying she got married to the girl’s father in 2016. She could not give reasons for her wicked act to the innocent girl”.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmed Iliyasu, has ordered that the JWC Section should conduct thorough investigation into the case with the view of prosecuting the suspect., the Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmed Iliyasu, has ordered that the JWC Section should conduct thorough investigation into the case with the view of prosecuting the suspect.