A man, who has been identified as Chibuike Onwuchekwa, inflicted injuries on his housemaid for failing to fill two water containers at Umuga Ovom in Obingwa Local Government Area of Abia State.
According to eyewitnesses, Onwuchekwa and his wife had, last Sunday, sent the young girl (names withheld) to fill two water containers in their house from a nearby borehole, while they left for church service. The couple returned from church to discover that the girl, aged about 10, was unable to fill the two containers before the borehole owner closed shop.
He beat the girl, leaving her with injuries, locked her up and left for an event with his wife, despite the pleas from neighbours. Onwuchekwa poured a mixture of salt and pepper on the injuries he inflicted on her during the earlier beating.