A man has inflicted injuries on his housemaid for failing to fill two water containers.

Chibuike Onwuchekwa and his wife, had, last Sunday, sent the young girl (name withheld) to fill two water containers from a nearby borehole, while they left to church.

The couple returned to discover that the girl, aged about 10, was unable to fill the two containers before the borehole owners closed shop.

Onwuchekwa beat the girl, leaving her with injuries and  then poured a mixture of salt and pepper on the injuries .

He later locked her up and left for an event with his wife, despite the pleas from neighbours.

The girl, however, managed to escape  from the house .

Neighbours later reported the incident to the police. A senior Police officer at the Eastern Ngwa Division confirmed the incident, adding that the girl is receiving medical attention.

The couple have been invited for questioning by the police.