The Operatives of State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Yaba of the Lagos State police command has arrested one Mrs Nene Steve for allegedly killing her maid, Joy Adole
The maid was allegedly beaten to death by Nene for asking for her salary at their residence located at 18 Ogundola street, Bariga area in Lagos.
Narrating the incident, Philips Ejeh, an elder brother to the deceased said it was so sad when they informed him that his sister was beaten to death.
He explained that, the deceased was an indigene of Benue State brought to Lagos through an agent and started working with her as a maid in January 2020.
‘’She reported that her boss refused to pay her and anytime she asks for her salary she will 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 noodles and this led to her serious beating and death,’’ Ejeh said.
He further stated that, “The madam said she hung herself after so much beating. How can she hang herself and her legs will be on the ground?
“My sister got this job because she wanted to further her education ,now her boss killed her just because she doesn’t want to pay her salary.
“As I am talking to you now the case has been reported to State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, Yaba while the corpse has been deposited in the Mortuary for autopsy.’’
He called on Lagos State Government and well- meaning people in the country to help them in getting justice for the victim.
Confirming the incident, the Lagos State Police Public Relation Officer(PPRO), DSP, Bala Elkana, stated that the woman and her husband came to Bariga Police Station and gave a report that their house girl has committed suicide.
Detectives were said to have visited the house and suspected foul play with the position of the rope and bruises all over the body which confirms that the girl had been tortured to death and the boss decided to hang up the girl to make it look like suicide.
He said, “Police moved on with their investigation and found a lot of sign of violence on her body that she has been tortured before a rope was put on her neck’’ .
He added that the police removed the Corpse and deposited it in the Mortuary for autopsy to further ascertain the cause of the death, saying the matter has been transferred from Bariga police station to Panti for further investigation while the couple have been arrested and will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded.