The case of abusing a child physically over a believe that he or she is possessed by a none existent evil spirit or demon,young innocent children are subjected to inhuman treatment like starvation,beating and maybe thrown out of the house to live in harsh conditions.
This is kind of situation is seen in the case of a 6 year old girl rescued by the Anambra State commissioner for women and children affairs Lady Ndidi Mezue on the 30th of November 2020 in Abagana,This 6 year old child is an adopted child of one Mrs Agatha who is a farmer and petty trader and hails from Awo Idemili in Osu local government in Imo state who is 39 years of age,she lives with her husband and three other children,she also stated that they are all adopted children that she does not have biological children.
The commissioner said she has to deploy a team to Abagana for the rescue the remaining children as she cannot ascertain if they are living in and to know the authenticity of the adoption of the other children and the sources of the adoption,she also stated that this rescue was made possible through concerned neighbors who complained to them.
This matter has also being reported to the Police Area Command in Awka for further investigation and prosecution of the guilty party.
Attached are the pictures of the conditions of the girl as at the time of rescue.