A 13-year-old boy identified as Master Chigozie Ogbu, was on Sunday offered a scholarship to university level after been rescued from his abusive uncle Mr. Ifeanyi Akpa, by the speaker of the Delta state house of Assembly, Mr. Sheriff Oborevwori.
HardReporters learnt that Mr. Oborevwori came across Master Ogbu, at a rowdy scene along the Osubi road when he (Speaker), was on his way from the church service where the community youth chairman, Mr. Friday Okpako was seen handling the abusive uncle, Mr. Ifeanyi Akpa to the police.
At this junction, our correspondent gathered that the community youth chairman, briefed the speaker how Mr. Akpa and his wife were in the habit of constant abuse of Master Ogbu, his nephew, using all manner of objects on the 13 years old boy even as the couple refused to forward his education after his primary school entrance examination.
It was gathered that Mr. Akpa, an indigene of Onicha Igbeze of Onicha local government area of Ebonyi State, who resides in Francis Dogwu’s compound in Osubi, Okpe local government area of Delta state, was later handed over to the police after been caught abusing his nephew.
According to an eye witness, Master Ogbu, does all the domestic chores in the house, as well as hawking of pure water during the day, after which he will be severely maltreated by his uncle and his wife daily.
It was learnt that at this point, Mr. Oborevwore, after close examination of the boy, ordered that he be taken to the hospital for proper medical check up as the boy could no longer stand straight due to the injuries he sustained on his back following the beating gotten from his abusive uncle.
Mr. Oborevwori, further directed Sheriff Oborevwori Foundation Scholarship/ Bursary committee chairman, Mrs. E. E. Onokpasa, to award scholarship to Mr. Chigozie to University level to enable him continue his education, saying that the Scholarship will run till the end of his university studies with a promise to ensure the well-being of the child.
Meanwhile, as at press time, the abusive uncle, Mr. Akpa is said to have been since taken to the Orerokpe police station where he’s been detained.