A couple, who allegedly starved their five-year-old daughter after their pastor branded her a witch have been arrested.
The suspects are 47-year-old Michael Wosu and 23-year-old Blessing Michael.
They were arrested after the Transition Committee Chairman of Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra State, Mr Gerald Ikechukwu Ozoh, and the State Coordinator of Ladies of Good Governance, Mrs Chinwe Uba, reported to the State Commissioner for Women and Social Welfare, Hon. Ify Obinabo.
The suspects told the Commissioner that they were not responsible for the girl’s starvation because they were only obeying their pastor’s prophecy that their child was a witch and did not deserve to live.
Her mother confessed that she subjected the girl to sleeping on a plank due to her constant pooing and peeing on her body, adding that their daughter is also responsible for all her husband’s downfall in business.
However, Michael denied knowing the ill-treatment meted out to the child.
The Commissioner handed the parents over to the Police while the child was receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital in Awka.