Lawyer in trouble for abducting a teenage girl for three weeks in Onitsha

An Onitsha based legal practitioner,  (names withheld), is said to be
in trouble for allegedly abducting a teenage girl for about three
weeks without the consent of her parents .

It was reliably gathered that prior to the abduction, the parents of
the girl handed her over to a foster family where she was  serving as
a house help in Awada, Onitsha suburb.

After staying with the foster family for some months, she had
misunderstanding with the said family claiming that she was being
maltreated which prompted her to abandon the family to an unknown
destination.

However,  she was reported to have run into a lawyer, who after
complaining to him about the maltreatment she received  from  her
foster family, he comfortably abducted her for about three weeks in
his residence at 3-3 Area, near Onitsha, without taking her to her
parents or foster family where she ran away from.

Disturbed that their daughter's whereabout was unknown, the parents of
the girl repoted the foster family at Awada Police station since the
foster family lived with the girl at Awada before she ran away.

In collaboration with the family of the girl and the police a search
party was set up and after intensive search, the girl was found in the
residence of the lawyer at 3-3 Area,

The lawyer was then arrested by the 3-3 Police and handed over to the
Awada police for further investigation.

Confirming the incident, the 3 -3 Divisional Police Officer, DPO, Mrs
Jane Mbanefo said, "the problem we have in this area is people who
claim to be lawyers without decorum."

"No week passes without somebody who claims to be a lawyer, coming to
the station and trying to intimidate my policemen aimed at achieving
his/her selfish interest.

Just like this case now, upon that he commited a criminal offence for
abducting the girl for about three consecutive weeks, still he has the
gut to claim innocent of the offence.

This is just a tip of the iceberg, there are so many cases like that
and what I do is to immediately charge such cases to court so that
they go there and settle" she hinted.
Lawyer in trouble for abducting a teenage girl for three weeks in Onitsha Lawyer in trouble for abducting a teenage girl for three weeks in Onitsha Reviewed by Odogwu Emeka Odogwu on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 Rating: 5

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