Governor Ugwuanyi Offers Tortured Girl, Chinonye Full Scholarship
The 10-year-old Chinonye Nneoma Nnadi who was tortured by her guardians, Ifeoma Ozougwu and her husband, Jude Ozougwu, has been offered a scholarship by Enugu state Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.
The governor approved the award of scholarship to the girl up to the university level.
A statement by the Commissioner for Information, Nnanyelugo Chidi Aroh, Gov. Ugwuanyi directed the state scholarship board to implement the award with immediate effect.
According to Aroh, Governor Ugwuanyi has further directed the immediate release of financial support to the family of the child for their upkeep.”
Chinonye Nneoma Nnadi was living with the Ozougwus as a maid. But the couple maltreated her.
The police docked the couple today at a magistrates’ court. But while awaiting the advice of the DPP, the couple were sent to jail until the next adjournment in August.
Gov. Ugwuanyi expressed appreciation to the Enugu State Police Command “for their timely and professional intervention”
He also directed the State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Chief Miletus Eze to “liaise with the Nigeria Police and ensure that the suspects are brought to justice timely.”