Abused girl gets new family
A businesswoman, Ms Rita Nnenna Anoh of Veroz Group, has
adopted Miss Uzoamaka Chukwu, the girl who was stripped and
flogged by some residents of her hometown in Ebonyi State.
The alleged assault was reportedly led by a government official.
The lawmaker representing Ohaozara/Onicha/Ivo in the House of
Representatives Linus Okorie said the woman had also given the
girl full scholarship.
In a post on his facebook page, the lawmaker said the
businesswoman had registered Uzoamaka for medical assessment
and clinical therapy, after taking her on a shopping spree.
Okorie was among those who brought Uzoamaka’s plight to national
The lawmaker said there were efforts to register her in a decent
school ahead of the new academic calendar.
In a statement, Okorie said: “Scholarship Award activated.
Uzoamaka has settled into the home of Ms Rita Nnenna Anoh,
Group Managing Director (GMD) Veroz Group. She is her
“Accordingly, her full scholarship to university level has been
activated. In addition, Uzoamaka is now a bona fide member of the
peaceful and blessed home of Ms Anoh, who recently emerged the
Most Celebrated Female Personality of the Year during this year’s
Nigeria Role Models Award in Lagos.
“One can only imagine the joy and overwhelming satisfaction of
Uzoamaka as she moved into the palatial home of the Anohs.
“Tto ensure a complete switch from the pains of her past and
prepare her for her new life, Uzoamaka was taken on an expansive
shopping spree, registered for medical assessment and clinical
therapy while efforts are on to register her in a decent school
ahead of the commencement of the new academic session.
“It has indeed been an unending dream for her and her elder sister
who was on hand to witness this magical transformation.
“I invite all men and women of goodwill to join me in extending
profound thanks and gratitude to Uzoamaka’s new mum, Rita
Nnenna Anoh, for her tremendous show of love to an otherwise