Reports say, police in Delta State’s Isiokolo Division, Ethiope-East Local Government Area, have arrested Mercy Oba for allegedly assaulting her forty-five-year-old blind step-sister, Odiri Oba, and her twelve-year-old daughter.
The suspect was apprehended thanks to the efforts of Warri-based human rights activist Kelvin Ejumudo and his team.
According to the activist’s Facebook timeline, the suspect also drove a wood into the private part of the blind woman’s twelve-year-old daughter and inflicted bodily injuries on her and the blind mother after severe beatings.
He also stated that the suspect chased the victims out of their home, throwing their belongings out, while threatening to kill them and boasting that nothing would happen.
Comrade Ejumudo said the matter will be charged to Court on Monday. Ejumudo, who tendered a Police medical report said, “Nobody has the monopoly of violence and to inflict bodily injuries on another individual.”
He urged Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Ari Muhammed Ali, to see that justice is served in the case as a deterrent to others.
Blind Odiri Oba is a step-sister to the suspect, Mercy Oba, and a native of Emaje Village, Kokori Community in Ethiope-East Local Government Area.
At the time of publication, it was unclear why the suspect, who is currently in police custody, attacked her blind sister and her daughter.