The Enugu State Police Command, has revealed how the woman who slammed her maid to the ground was arrested by the police force.
We reported yesterday that the woman who lifted up her maid and slammed her on the ground has been arrested after a video of the assault went viral. The woman has been identified as, Mrs. Amaka Ortolehi, from Ngor-Okpala, Imo State.
In the video (watch here), the woman had dragged the little girl who is reportedly her maid from the car and slammed on the ground and in shock, the girl ran off before she was called to get back in the car and the woman slammed the door after her then drove off.
Addressing journalists at the State Police Command, Enugu State Police Commissioner, Ahmad Abdulrahman said that after watching the video – which he described as an eyesore – he instantly launched a manhunt for her. He said;
“I gave order to my technical officers and anti-cult team. This eventually led to her arrest, alongside her husband Nkemakolam Ortolehi.
“We also arrested Mr. Jonathan Goewan, the uncle to the victim, who out of greed brought her to Enugu from Jos and probably sold her to this wicked family.
“Irrationally, she held her own daughter who she had affection for but was thrusting this very girl on the ground as if she was killing a fowl.”
He added thatthe police has now protected and rescued the girl – who was identified as Peace Goewam – and she is going be to handed over to a government agency that will take care of her till her parents can be traced. He added;
“They will come down and tell us why they divorced this girl from them; as for the uncle, he has no satisfactory answer, so we are suspecting fowl play.
“This is typical example of Child Abuse, child labour, torture and man’s inhumanity to man.”
Meanwhile, Mrs. Ortelehi has blamed the devil for her actions, stating that she doesn’t maltreat her maid before. She said;
“I don’t know what came over me. I don’t treat her in such manner before. You can enquire from her school, you can ask our neighbours.
“This is not how we have been living, I’m a lover of children, all come to my house. Anger put me into this, I love Peace, we have been living together for two years, this is just something that went out of the ordinary.”