The abuse of an 89-year-old grandmother suffering from dementia by four Nigerian carers in a Wolverhampton care home has been revealed in harrowing footage.
The woman’s granddaughters, Danielle and Rebecca Hinsley, became suspicious when their grandmother, Beryl Wall, displayed changes in behavior and had unexplained bruises.
After complaining to the care home staff in February 2020 without satisfaction, the sisters decided to investigate on their own.
They placed a Wi-Fi camera in a photo frame in Mrs. Wall’s bedroom, capturing distressing footage over four days.
The footage showed the carers making fun of the elderly woman, pushing her, aggressively holding her legs in the air, pinching her, and, in one instance, hitting her over the head with a pillow. Mrs. Wall, who couldn’t speak at the time and had been suffering from dementia since 2015, passed away on October 6, 2021, at the age of 92.
The carers involved, Ame Tunkara, Morounranti Adefila, Danny Ohen, and Bridget Aideyan, were charged with ill-treatment and willful neglect. They were found guilty and sentenced to a total of 18 months in jail at Wolverhampton Crown Court.