Operatives of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a woman, Nene Steve, for allegedly killing her maid.
Mrs Nene is accused of beating the maid to death and hanging her to make it look like suicide.
The tragic incident occurred at 18 Ogundola Street, Bariga, Lagos, the brother of Aboel (the maid), speaking about it said:
“The deceased was an indigene of Benue State, brought to Lagos through an agent.
She started working with her as a maid in January 2020 through an agent.
She reported that her boss refused to pay her and anytime she asked her boss for her salary, she would start beating her.
She was making an attempt to leave the place but due to the total lockdown, she remained there until Sunday, when her boss said she caught her stealing one Indomie noodle and this led to serious beating where her master hung her to death.
The madam said she hung herself after so much beating. How can someone hang herself and her legs will be on the ground?
My sister engaged her for the job so that she will be able to further her education. Now she has killed her just because she doesn’t want to pay her salary.
As I’m talking to you now, the case has been reported to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, Yaba, while the police have deposited her body in thee mortuary for autopsy.
The good people of Nigeria should come to our help.”
The spokesman of the Lagos State Police Command, DSP Bala Elkana confirmed the incident, saying that Mrs Steve and her husband had come to the Bariga Police Station to report that their housegirl had committed suicide.
He said that when detectives visited the place and saw the position of the rope with which Aboel had allegedly hung herself, they suspected there was more to the tale than they were being told.
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