Anambra State commissioner for women’s affairs and children’s welfare, Mrs Ify Obinabo, has rescued a 17-year-old boy from his abusive guardians.Obinabo last weekend rescued the boy, after the story of his abuse had surfaced, when he reached out to some individuals, and she brought him to Awka from Onitsha.The boy, Chikamnanyo Olisaemeka, who hails from Nnewi, explained that his mother handed him over to his uncle in February this year, but since then his life hasn’t been the same.Chikamnanayo stated that his uncle, Mr. Oluchukwu Olisaemeka, and his wife, Ebere Olisaemeka, usually starved him and on some days fed him once a day.“I have not been enrolled in any school since I came to Onitsha in February. My auntie, Ebere, has the habit of beating me with sharp objects at the slightest provocation.”Explaining the marks on his body, Chikamnayo said that it had become a norm for him to be severely punished with a heated electric iron when he did something wrong.Obinabo who spoke to journalists said Chikamnayo’s guardians would be charged to court. The boy has also been sent to an undisclosed hospital for medical attention.

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