A pregnant woman a beautician from Anambra State who is based in Lagos allegedly beat her 8-year old housemaid, Miracle, until she died because she did not clean good enough then puts the blame to a 12-year-old girl, according to police in Nigeria.
Okota police said that they have arrested the woman identified only as Obiageli, after being accused of killing 8-year-old old Miracle.
PUNCH reports that the incident occurred on Lateef Aregbe Street, Ago Palace Way, Okota, in the Isolo area of Lagos state. Oby who is a mother of 2 and heavily pregnant with her 3rd child beat the 8-year old help until she died. She was trying to dispose the body when some neighbors stopped her.
According to the police investigation, Obiageli hired Miracle and 12-year-old Chinacherem, and ordered them to do all her housework.
A resident of the area who spoke to PUNCH said, ”She is a beautician and has two children and she is heavily pregnant with her third child. Her husband was deported from Libya before he travelled again to Angola, where he is now based.
“She brought the victim and another girl by name Chinacherem, from their village in Anambra State some years ago. They were formerly going to school before she stopped them.
“However, anytime I visit their house, she was always beating this particular girl. Whenever people intervened, she would tell them to go away because she brought the girl from the village and it was none of their business.
“She usually maltreated the two girls and would wake them up as early as 4.30am to start working. She beat them for the least provocation. Early Saturday, she descended on Miracle again and beat her till she gave up. She called some people to help her in disposing of her corpse. They were about taking the body out when people challenged them. The people she brought quickly ran away.”
Lagos state Police Public Relations Officer, Olarinde Famous-Cole, confirmed the incident.
Obiageli fatally beat Miracle, because she was unhappy with the way the house was cleaned. After Obiageli realized that Miracle died, she plotted with some neighbors to dispose the body.
She told the neighbors that Chinacherem was the one who beat Miracle to death during a fight. One of the neighbors called police, and officers arrested the woman as she was carrying the dead body out of her home.
Chinacherem’s family members quickly arrived at the scene and took her away before the Lagos State Office of the Public Defender could interview her.