A female lawyer, Elizabeth Agboje, who allegedly tortured her adopted daughter, was among some suspects paraded on Wednesday at the Rivers State Police Command in Port Harcourt. It was gathered that Agboje’s victim, a nine-year-old Miss Bright Maxson, was first tagged a witch before she was reportedly tortured by her foster mother.
The lawyer, who has two biological children, was said to have continually subjected the girl to degrading treatment without minding the implication.
State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ahmed Zaki, told journalists that Mrs. Agboje was apprehended by the Human Rights Department of the Command for allegedly torturing Bright Maxson.
“The Human Rights Officer of the Command, DSP Emmanuel Ukwenya, arrested one Barrister Elizabeth Agboje, who it was alleged, had been consistently torturing and assaulting little Miss Bright Maxson, accusing her of being a witch and a thief.
“She is also alleged to have subjected her to all manners of degrading treatments for over seven years. The lawyer is a suspect who has made useful statement to the police and as soon as investigation is concluded, she will be charged to court for proper prosecution,” Zaki added.
Punch gathered that the victim, who was said to be sick when she was rescued by the police, had been receiving treatment at the Police Hospital in Port Harcourt.