Anambra State Commissioner for Women and Children Affairs, Ndidi Mezue, on Monday, November 30, rescued a 6-year-old girl, Amanda from her abusive foster mother, Mrs Agatha Uba at Abagana, Njikoka Local Government Area of the state.
The accused, a 39-year-old farmer and petty trader is from Awo Idemili, Osu LGA of Imo State, but resides at Adagbe Village, Abagana with her husband and three other children, aged seven, five and two.
The woman claimed she adopted all the children from different locations in Anambra State because she does not have biological children.
Speaking after interrogating the suspect, the Commissioner explained that the rescue was made possible following complaints by concerned citizens who reported the maltreatment, starvation and abuse at child department of the ministry.
“I have to deploy a team from the ministry to Abagana in other to rescue the remaining children. I assure you, we will make sure this matter is investigated to assertain the sources where the children were adopted from, for subsequent prosecution of the lady by the police.” she stated.
The matter has been reported to Police Area Command, Awka for investigation.