Wednesday, 15 August 2012
Nigerian Parents in the UK Sentenced To 7 Years In Jail For Child Abuse
Two Nigerian parents have been convicted of Child Abuse in the UK, and sentenced to 7 years in prison each.
The Nigerian couple, who claimed their kids were possessed by evil spirits, allegedly “beat them with brooms, hoovers and wires and even gave their baby a morphine overdose just days after her first birthday” according a UK newspaper.
The kids were finally rescued after their eldest daughter threw a SOS note out of a window. The note read “My mum is the worst mum ever because she can’t cope with five of us, her broken hand and being pregnant. She always leaves me out so I always starve and I am forced to work”
She gave evidence as a prosecution witness during the trial of the parents, both 40, who cannot be named to protect their six children.
But the parents claimed they were victims of a conspiracy – and even alleged Michelle Collins, a star actress in the UK, was involved in a witch hunt against them and wanted to ‘steal’ their children. The parents argued that the children had been ‘brainwashed’ into making the allegations by the police, the London Borough of Haringey and Miss Collins who they said ‘wanted to steal’ them, UK’s Green Crown Court heard.
The couple said “We are innocent. this is a miscarriage of justice” as they left the courtroom.” The couple will also face deportation after their sentence.
There have been 2 sides of this ordeal ever since the news broke out as some have claimed that the couple are being treated unfairly, and others think the sentence and collection of the children is justified.
What do you think?