Anambra Lawyer accused of br¥talizing her 11-year-old househelp surrenders to the police

Adachukwu Okafor, the Anambra lawyer accused of br¥tally ab¥§ing her 11-year-old maid, Happiness Nwafor, has voluntarily surrendered to the police and is now set to face charges in court.

According to a statement by Chidinma Ikeanyionwu, the media aide to the Anambra State Commissioner for Women Affairs, Ify Obinabo, on Friday, February 16, 2024, the lawyer surrendered herself to Anambra State Police Command in Awka.

Okafor was suspected to have gone into hiding after allegations emerged that she used various objects, like a broken bottle, knife, and electric iron, to h+rm her 11-year-old maid following an incident between the latter and her daughter.

The development comes four days after the Minister of Women Affairs, Uju Kennedy-Ohanenye, placed a ₦2m bounty on the lawyer for allegedly absconding

The suspect will be arraigned before the Children, Sexual, and Gender-Based Violence Magistrate court in Awka next week, according to Obinabo. Meanwhile, there is relief as the victim, Happiness Nwafor, is set to be discharged from the hospital, marking a crucial step towards her recovery.

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