Child Abuse: 2 Children Ran Away From Home

Child Abuse: 2 Children Ran Away From Home

Two girls have fled their mistress’ house at Abule Egba, a  suburb of Lagos State, southwest Nigeria, alleging that she was maltreating them.

The girls, Osawawu Gift, 10, a primary 3 pupil of Jesus Foundation Group of Schools, Eweka Street, Benin City and Princess Eguae, 9, a primary 4 pupil of Progress International Group of Schools, Adolor Street, off Okhoro Road, Benin City, southsouth Nigeria, are now in police custody after a good Samaritan found them on the street of Lagos.

The girls, who were taken to Oko-Oba Police Station, alleged that a woman they simply called mummy brought them from Benin City last Sunday to Lagos State with the promise to assist them further their education but fled when she was using them as domestic servants.

They alleged that the woman did not only make them do odd jobs but has been maltreating them since she brought them to Lagos.

“Mummy has been making us do odd jobs since we came to Lagos. She has refused to enrol us in school as promised. We cannot continue to suffer like that. We want to go back to our parents in Benin,” Gift, one of the girls lamented.

Princess told our reporter that they packed their belongings and fled when their mistress was not at home, adding that it was a man that saw them on the street and took them to the police station.

When P.M.NEWS visited Oko-Oba Police Station, the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Oko-Oba, was not around but a senior police officer said the girls would be taken to Alakara where arrangement would be made to return them to Benin.

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