The federal government has offered a two million Naira reward for information leading to the capture of Mrs. Adachukwu Kukelu Okafor, who is accused of severely burning her 10-year-old maid’s private parts and body. This action follows the circulation of a distressing video showing the young girl with burns on her buttocks, private area, body, and face on social media.

Minister of Women Affairs, Uju Kennedy-Ohanenye, declared the child abuser wanted during a press conference in Abuja on February 12th, noting that Okafor, believed to be a lawyer, has been evading authorities and changing her contact details. Despite this, she continues to be active on social media, claiming immunity from consequences.

Ohanenye said;

“I decided the keep quiet on the issue of Mrs Adachukwu Kukelu Okafor who burnt the private parts and body of her 10years old househelp with a hot knife and hot iron in Anambra state. I kept quiet because I thought it would have been solved by now but since it hasn’t, I have decided to wage into the issue.

“Some people wonder why the Women’s Affairs ministry always wages into issues but it is within my purview to get involved in anything that concerns women and children across the nation. So I will not listen anymore but would wage into any issue that concerns women and children across the country.

With the President, we have right now, it’s time for Nigerians to fight for their rights and it can only happen with a President that listens and I don’t want Nigerians to miss out. So I am declaring Adachukwu Kukelu Okafor wanted.

“Dear Nigerians, we urge you to actively search for this woman, apprehend her, and turn her in to any police station. The Ministry of Women’s Affairs is offering a reward of Two Million naira (N2 million) to anyone who locates her, facilitates her surrender to the authorities, aids in her apprehension, or provides relevant information to the Ministry.

The situation is urgent as the girl is suffering in the hospital, and it could happen to your own child or relative in the future. Let’s not stand idly by.

In a few days, the ministry will address the issue of employing househelp under 18 years old. We intend to put an end to this practice and seek whistleblowers to assist us with information. Nigeria already has laws against hiring underage maids, and we are committed to enforcing them.

Nigerians are encouraged to report cases of underage employment or wage withholding, and we promise swift action upon receiving such reports.”