Mum uses four-year-old daughter as collateral for N100 debt

By Factnews on 23/03/2018

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A woman identified as Mrs. Veronica Igwe, 38, has reportedly offered her four-year-old daughter, Uloma Igwe, to her creditor as collateral for her N100 debt.

Briefing newsmen in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State on Thursday, the Desk Officer in charge of Child Abuse/Maltreatment Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs. Cecilia Elom, said the ministry received an emergency call on Tuesday, informing them that Veronica had exchanged her four-year-old daughter because of her inability to settle N100 debt.

She said officials of the ministry rushed to CAS campus of the Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, where the suspect resided.

“On reaching the area, we saw little Uloma with another seven-year-old boy hawking. When we interrogated them, they said Nwali, whom they were living with, forced them to hawk,” Elom added.

Veronica reportedly told the government officials that she had bought some items from Nwali at the Rice Mill, Abakaliki, in August 2017.

According to her, she owed her N100 after the transaction.

She was alleged to have suggested to the trader that she (Veronica) could release one of her children in exchange for the debt.

She allegedly said she did not know where Nwali lived, but the transaction took place at the rice mill where they both worked.

PUNCH Metro learnt that while Veronica hailed from Okposi Umuoghara, in the Ezza North Local Government Council of Ebonyi, the suspect came from Okoffia, in the Ezza South LGA of the state.

“Officials of the Ministry of Women Affairs invited the suspect to the office. She honoured the invitation and was handed over to the Ebonyi State Police Command for interrogation,” Elom said.

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Posted on March, 23 2018

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