Recall the 10-year-old girl, Chinonye Nneoma Nnadi who was tortured by her guardians, Ifeoma Ozougwu and her husband, Jude Ozougwu, who drilled nails into her skull and inflicted burns on her body.
Chinonye has been offered a scholarship by the Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.
The governor approved the award of scholarship to the girl up to the university level.
A statement by the Commissioner for Information, Nnanyelugo Chidi Aroh, Gov. Ugwuanyi directed that the state scholarship board implement the award with immediate effect.
According to Aroh, Governor Ugwuanyi has further directed the immediate release of financial support to the family of the child for their upkeep”.
At present, the Enugu government via the State Ministry of Gender Affairs and Social Development is bankrolling the hospital expenses of the poor girl.
Governor Ugwuanyi has told the ministry to find the best available medical care for the child.
Chinonye Nneoma Nnadi was living with the Ozougwus as a maid.
The police docked the couple today at a magistrates’ court. But while awaiting the advice of the DPP, the couple was sent to jail until the next adjournment in August.
Gov. Ugwuanyi expressed appreciation to the Enugu State Police Command “for their timely and professional intervention.”
He also directed the State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Chief Miletus Eze to “liaise with the Nigeria Police and ensure that the suspects are brought to justice timely”.