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Prostitute Breaks Her Own Daughter’s Head

Neighbours of 37-year-old Chioma Ochemba, a commercial s*x worker in Ayobo area of Lagos, took away her daughter, a seven-year-old girl as she threatened to kill the girl.

Chioma, an Imo State indigene, shocked her neighbours after she smashed a wood on the girl’s head, inflicting an injury that covered the child in blood, after accusing her of losing a N100 slippers she had bought for her the previous day.

One of her neighbours, Mr. Busari Tajudeen, said he was forced to intervene when Chioma angrily grabbed the girl by the neck and hit her with a piece of wood.

Tajudeen promptly dragged the girl away from her and took the child to the Ayobo Police Division where a policewoman rushed her to the hospital for treatment.

The girl was treated and kept at the station afterwards but her mom was nowhere to be found.

According to Punch, Chioma made no attempt to look for the girl but instead, dressed up that day and went to her overnight prostitution work.

The following day when the police went after the woman, she fought the police inspector who had gone to arrest her, threatening that nobody dared to take her child away from her.

Chioma, who has three children (living with their grandmother in the village) by her first husband and another three (aged seven, five and seven months old) by her second husband, explained that anger pushed her to deal the girl such a deadly blow.

But neighbours said she regularly beat the children brutally.

“Everybody was careful not to intervene in her matters because she is very troublesome. She beats her children brutally all the time. She even beats the six-month-old child she is nursing in a way that shock neighbours. But when she hit the seven-year-old in the head and blood gushed out, I just could not take it anymore. If anything happened, people would ask why we did nothing,” Tajudeen said.

Chioma cried as the station, saying her anger was a result of frustration.

“I am always suffering because of these children. Their father is in jail now. This is his fifth time in the Kirikiri Prison,” she said.

Chioma said that before her husband went to jail, he was an Indian hemp vendor.

She said, “I have not been able to send the children to school since he went to jail eight months ago. At least he was able to send the children to school through the money he was making selling Indian hemp.

“I was angry when I beat my daughter because it is because of the children I am suffering so much. It was after I broke her head that I realised I was too harsh. I did not intend to beat them.”

On Wednesday, officials of the Jeshabel Touch-A-Heart Foundation, along with the police, took Chioma and her children to the children’s department of the Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation of the Lagos State Government.

The children were promptly taken away from Chioma temporarily as she wept and pleaded.

The children have now been sheltered at one of the ministry’s children’s homes in the state pending a decision on what should be done to Chioma.


Neighbours of 37-year-old Chioma Ochemba, a commercial s*x worker in Ayobo area of Lagos, took away her daughter, a seven-year-old girl as she threatened to kill the girl.

Chioma, an Imo State indigene, shocked her neighbours after she smashed a wood on the girl’s head, inflicting an injury that covered the child in blood, after accusing her of losing a N100 slippers she had bought for her the previous day.

One of her neighbours, Mr. Busari Tajudeen, said he was forced to intervene when Chioma angrily grabbed the girl by the neck and hit her with a piece of wood.

Tajudeen promptly dragged the girl away from her and took the child to the Ayobo Police Division where a policewoman rushed her to the hospital for treatment.

The girl was treated and kept at the station afterwards but her mom was nowhere to be found.

According to Punch, Chioma made no attempt to look for the girl but instead, dressed up that day and went to her overnight prostitution work.

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The following day when the police went after the woman, she fought the police inspector who had gone to arrest her, threatening that nobody dared to take her child away from her.

Chioma, who has three children (living with their grandmother in the village) by her first husband and another three (aged seven, five and seven months old) by her second husband, explained that anger pushed her to deal the girl such a deadly blow.

But neighbours said she regularly beat the children brutally.

“Everybody was careful not to intervene in her matters because she is very troublesome. She beats her children brutally all the time. She even beats the six-month-old child she is nursing in a way that shock neighbours. But when she hit the seven-year-old in the head and blood gushed out, I just could not take it anymore. If anything happened, people would ask why we did nothing,” Tajudeen said.

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Chioma cried as the station, saying her anger was a result of frustration.

“I am always suffering because of these children. Their father is in jail now. This is his fifth time in the Kirikiri Prison,” she said.

Chioma said that before her husband went to jail, he was an Indian hemp vendor.

She said, “I have not been able to send the children to school since he went to jail eight months ago. At least he was able to send the children to school through the money he was making selling Indian hemp.

“I was angry when I beat my daughter because it is because of the children I am suffering so much. It was after I broke her head that I realised I was too harsh. I did not intend to beat them.”

On Wednesday, officials of the Jeshabel Touch-A-Heart Foundation, along with the police, took Chioma and her children to the children’s department of the Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation of the Lagos State Government.

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The children were promptly taken away from Chioma temporarily as she wept and pleaded.

The children have now been sheltered at one of the ministry’s children’s homes in the state pending a decision on what should be done to Chioma.