The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a woman, Mfoniso Udodoikpom, who allegedly brutalised her 13-year-old domestic staff, Esther, with a saw for “breaking a plastic and burning cooked beans,” DAILYPOST reports.
The incident was said to have happened on Sunday on Dada Ebiiye Way Mologede in Meiran, Ojokoro Local Council Development Area Meiran Alagbado area of Lagos state after neighbours heard the shout of the girl in the woman’s apartment.
Shortly after the incident, a neighbour, Godswill Bassey, 38, reported the incident to the police.
The Lagos State Police PRO, SP Dolapo Badmos, who confirmed her arrest, said:
Madam Mfoniso Udodoikpom from Akwa Ibom State assaulted Esther, the girl she picked from their state to Lagos since she was young.
A neighbour reported at the station that the suspect used a saw blade to injure her maid for breaking a plastic and burning cooked bean.
Effort is ongoing to partner Lagos State Government to keep the child, who said she is an orphan, in a shelter, while the suspect will be charged to court.
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