I am delighted to inform you that little Sarah, the three years old girl who was reported to be undergoing horrific abuse by her parents over witchcraft allegations has been rescued.
I had a telephone conversation today with the Anambra State Police Commissioner, in Nigeria, Mr. Sam Okaula who gave the information.
"I actually got the report of the little girl and detailed my men immediately to go and rescue her and also arrest the parents," The Police Chief said.
In the course, our conversation the police boss said the child was hospitalized to under intense medical treatment. He revealed that the little girl also has mental challenges which could be one of the reasons the parents were tired of her and possibly made her to passing through such horrible circumstances. He equally assured me that investigations were ongoing on the aspect of abuse on the child.
When I informed him that members of the public were really concerned about the health and welfare of the child, he said people were welcomed to support the child medically and otherwise as her parents were actually very poor to foot bill her medical treatment and other challenges.
It was one of the rarest and finest moments I had with the police and I must say I was so enamored by the professionalism exuded from the police chief, let alone the friendliness and camaraderie.
I want to use this moment to thank the police chief, Mr. Sam Okaula for his swift action to rescue the child and saved her life.
You can read the child's earlier report here.