Pregnant Woman “Oby” Beats Maid To Death
Lagos State Police Command has arrested a pregnant woman simply known as Oby for allegedly beating her maid, Miracle, to death.
The suspect, a beautician who lives on Lateef Aregbe Street, Ago Palace Way, Okota, in the Isolo area of the state beat the eight-year-old girl to death over a little provocation.
Investigation revealed that the girl collapsed after she was beating to the state of unconsciousness by the beautician.
Oby has two children, according to neighbours. She brought Miracle and one other girl Chinacherem from her village in Anambra State but she always beat them over trivial issues.
“If we challenge her why she is abusing these children, Oby will flare up. Now that she has killed one of them, she will learn,” a neighbour said.
Oby had arranged with some people in the area to help her dispose the corpse of Miracle but she was unlucky.
Those she hired were challenged by the residents as they were carrying the suspected load away. “They dropped the corpse and ran away. The case was quickly reported to the Isolo Police Division and Oby was arrested.
“She usually maltreats the two girls and wake them up as early as 4.30am to start working. She beats them for the least provocation,” a neighbour told the police.
Speaking, an officials of the Lagos State Office of the Public Defender said that the other girl, Chinacherem will have to testify before the police but she has been hidden away since the incident.
However, Oby has confessed as she told the police that she beat the girl to death because she offended her.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Olarinde Famous-Cole, confirmed the incident, adding that the victim’s corpse had been deposited in the Isolo General Hospital for autopsy.