The Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) in Abia State said that after being accused of stealing, the 13-year-old girl who was in the news days ago for allegedly being pushed down by her boss from a two-storey building jumped down from the building herself to evade punishment.
Uduak Willy, who lived with one Emeka Igwe and his wife, Aniekan at 204, Niger Stone, on Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway, near Ariaria Market, Aba, Abia State, was accused of stealing N500 from the house and beating the couple, said Vincent Ogu, State Commander of the corps.
Ogu said the command was alerted to the incident by Chinemenma Umesaka, Special Adviser to the Abia State Governor on Teenage Matters. He further revealed that he was arrested alongside his 50-year-old mother-in-law, Christiana Godwin, after Igwe was lured out of his hiding by Aba Divisional Officer of the NSCDC Uche Uduma for “alleged involvement in child trafficking, child labor, domestic violence and attempted murder.””
He was saying;
“I quickly mobilised my men and ordered them to rescue the victim and arrest the perpetrators of the dastardly and inhumane act against the minor when I got disturbing information about the ordeal of the girl from Umesaka.”
Uduak was subsequently taken to the Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia, where she underwent a number of internal injury medical tests.
The victim who spoke to newsmen refused to steal the money from the couple and also refused to be pushed down as alleged on social media by Mr Igwe.
On their own behalf, Mr. Igwe and his wife refused to push her down from the building, but admitted beating her over the missing money. The man also refused to go into hiding, claiming that immediately after the incident, he took the girl to a clinic for treatment.