A 16-year-old housemaid has been left badly injured by her boss, Mrs. Darasimi Martins, who reportedly poured hot water on her for stealing eggs.
The lady who was apprehended by police operatives attached to Olosan Division in Mushin, after the Child Protection Network (CPN) reported the case there, was arrested for one of several assaults the young girl had suffered from the Martins.
The housemaid who was sent to buy six eggs but hid two on her return, was poured hot water on her face by her boss who assaulted her after she found out.
Recall that a similar incident occurred few months ago, after the Lagos State Police Command also arrested a mother of four, who allegedly burnt her 10-year-old maid with a hot pressing iron in Ikeja, on the allegation that the maid was maltreating her children in her absence.
The maid also had burns she claimed to have sustained from hot water allegedly poured on her by her boss. The victim was reportedly brought to Lagos few months ago, from her indigent widowed mother in Umuoju Ngwu area of Abia State. She alleged that life became a living hell as her boss, who she referred to as mummy, battered her at the slightest provocation.
Neighbours reportedly informed the suspect, Nkeiruka Ngwu, a petty trader that her children usually cry whenever she was away. While trying to force the truth out of the girl, Ngwu was alleged to have placed a hot pressing iron on her hands and legs. Not done, she was alleged to have poured hot water on her. The following day, she was said to have taken her children to school in the company of the injured maid, where some inquisitive mothers advised her to take the maid to hospital.
The suspicious mothers were said to have reported the matter to the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, on Friday, after the injured girl was sighted bringing her boss’ children to the private school (name withheld) with the her injuries unattended to.