The Nigerian government has announced a cash reward of two million naira for anyone who helps capture Adachukwu Kukelu Okafor, the woman accused of mistreating her 10-year-old maid.
Beyond Boders reports that the Minister of Women Affairs, Uju Kennedy-Ohanenye, disclosed this during a press briefing in Abuja.
The incident which occurred in Anambra State, gained widespread attention on social media after a video surfaced showing the young girl with severe burns on her body.
Kennedy-Ohanenye revealed that Okafor has been evading authorities since the incident and has changed her contact details.
Despite this, she continues to be active on social media, claiming impunity.
Speaking passionately about the issue, Kennedy-Ohanenye emphasized the importance of addressing such cases promptly.
She urged Nigerians to take action, stating, “It could be your child or relative tomorrow so let’s not fold our hands.”
Furthermore, the minister announced plans to crack down on the employment of underage domestic workers. She encouraged whistleblowers to come forward with information on such cases, assuring immediate action.
“In a couple of days, this ministry would make a pronouncement on taking househelp that are less than 18 years, we are going to put a stop to it and need whistleblowers to give us information. Nigeria already has a law against taking underage maids, so we intend to implement it,” Kennedy-Ohanenye reiterated.”