Police arrest woman maltreating child in viral video

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a 32-year-old, Funmi Faith, who was captured maltreating a female child in a viral video.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed this in a statement on Wednesday.

Before her arrest, an X.com user had shared the video asking for help rescuing a female child who was being maltreated.

A voice in the video condemned the treatment as “dehumanising” and appealed to the Lagos State Government for intervention. The voice said, “Mummy Mariam, this is bad. It is dehumanising.  You can’t treat this girl like this.

“I am giving the Lagos State Government this video, this is dehumanising.”

According to Hundeyin, Faith was arrested by officers from the Oke-odo Division on Tuesday.

The child has been placed in the care of the Lagos State Ministry of Youth and Social Development for proper care and shelter.

The statement said,  “The woman captured in a now-viral video maltreating a female child, 32-year-old Funmi Faith, has been arrested.

“She was arrested by police officers from the Oke-odo Division yesterday, Tuesday, June 4, 2024.

“Meanwhile, the child has been handed over to the Lagos State Ministry of Youth and Social Development for proper care and shelter.”

PUNCH Metro reported that the Anambra State-based lawyer, Adachukwu Okafor, who allegedly abused her 11-year-old house help, Happiness Nwafor, surrendered herself to the police in February after being declared wanted over the act.

Okafor was said to have used various objects, like a broken bottle, knife, and electric iron to harm her househelp, in response to an incident involving her daughter.


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