Mother of serially abused children stones rescue team members, injure them in Bayelsa state

An advocacy group known as DO Foundation on Wednesday intervened in a case of domestic violence and two teenage children from being abused by their parents along the Imiringi area of Ogbia local government area in Bayelsa state.

According to the foundation, the two rescued children were serially abused and assaulted by their mother, who escaped arrest after the rescue of her victims.

Speaking to newsmen, Dise Ogbise-Erhisere, director of the foundation, said the mother of the children has, on several occasions, according to neighbours, consistently assaulted her children with impunity.

Ogbise-Erhisere said a concerned neighbour intervened but was injured in the process by the mother of the children, adding that the woman threw a big stone at his eyes causing severe damage and pain to the man.

However, the man has reported the matter to the police but the woman escaped before the police could reach the scene of crime.

Dise Ogbise-Erhisere, who is also the chairman, Nigerian Bar Association, NBA Sagbama branch took the children for protective custody.

She expressed worry that the children stayed with neighbours (men) for two days and looked so unkempt and sick.

The NBA, Sagbama boss called on members of the public to look out for all cases human rights violation and speak out in order to save the lives of children.



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