The Enugu state Magistrate court remanded a couple, Mr. Jude Ozougwu, and his wife, Ifeoma in prison for allegedly brutalizing their 10-year-old maid, Nneoma Nnadi on Monday, July 6.
The assault made news after photos of the battered body of Nneoma surfaced online.
The state police command arraigned the couple before Chief Magistrate Agu of Enugu North Court 1 sitting in the Enugu North Magistrate District on three-count charge that centered on attempted murder.
The charge marked No MEN/298c/2020 is between the Commissioner of Police vis Mr Jude Ozougwu ‘m’ age 40 years and Ifeoma Ozougwu ‘f’ age 24 years.
At the hearing of the case, the Police Prosecutor, CSP Paschal Nwachukwu, debated that the magistrate court did not have the jurisdiction to attend to such a case. He also added that it was premature to raise the issue of bail for the couple during court proceedings, and against the dictates of the law.