Why I Detained 10-year-old Boy In Dog Cage – Woman In Viral Video

A 24-year-old woman, Onyinye Mbadike, who detained a 10-year-old boy, Chibike EziAmaka, in a dog cage, has been arrested.
Mbadike, of 7, Trimnell Street, Aguda, Lagos State, was arrested on August 14, 2019 by a team of detectives from the Gender Unit, Lagos State Police Command.
She was arrested for assault and child abuse.
This followed a viral video on the social media showing the suspect torturing EziAmaka of the same address.
The video also showed the suspect locking the boy up in a dog’s cage alongside her pets.
The Commissioner, Lagos State Police Command, Zubairu Muazu, ordered the Gender Unit of the Command to identify the woman in the video, rescue the child and make the suspect face the full weight of the law.
The Domestic and Sexual Response Team, Alausa, Ikeja also added its voice to the call for investigation with a petition addressed to the Commissioner of Police to that effect.
The Gender Unit traced the suspect to Chumpe Liquor Store, Surulere and her residence at Aguda.
The 10-year-old boy was rescued and taken to a secured shelter.
The suspect admitted that she is the one in the viral video flogging the child with belt, but she denied locking the survivor in a cage with dogs.
She said she only locked him in an empty dog kennel where bags are kept.
She claimed to have locked up the boy for a few hours.
She alleged that the boy took a hot drink in their refrigerator and was misbehaving, leading to his smashing the side mirror of her Toyota Camry with stone.
Investigation revealed that the minor lost his parents and was brought to Lagos in 2012 from Anambra State by the mother of the suspect along with his two siblings.
The suspect and the survivor are cousins.
The suspect’s mother is the elder sister of the survivor’s father.
Mbadike will be charged to court, the spokesman of the Lagos State Police Command, Bala Elkana, said in a statement on Thursday.
Elkana reiterated the Command’s commitment towards protecting the rights of children and other vulnerable members of the society from all forms of violence and abuses.

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