The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a 30-year-old pregnant woman, Eucheria Ndigwe for allegedly stabbing her teenage maid, Chinaze Aneme.
It was gathered that Ndigwe, who is currently in the custody of the police, committed the crime because the maid failed to wash her bag.
One of the neighbours of the pregnant woman made a video of the maid’s plight and posted it online, generating reactions from different social media users.
Confirming the suspect’s arrest in a message he posted on his Twitter handle, @BenHundeyin, on Sunday, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Benjamin Hundeyin, said the victim was receiving medical attention at the police hospital.
Hundeyin also disclosed that because of her condition, the suspect had been moved to the command’s gender unit where she would get adequate medical attention while the investigation continues.
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He wrote, “The suspect, Eucheria Ndigwe, aged 30 was arrested yesterday. Due to the fact that she is heavily pregnant, she has been moved to our recently-upgraded gender unit, where in conjunction with @Lagosdsva, she will get adequate medical attention while the investigation progresses.
“The survivor is currently getting adequate medical care @medical_police facility, Ikeja.
“@LagosPoliceNG remains committed to combating domestic, sexual and gender-based violence across the state.”
In the viral video obtained by NIGERIACRIME, the neighbour, who recorded the video was heard interrogating the girl on the reason she was shouting in the morning.
“My name is Chinaza Aneme from Anambra State. My auntie pierced me with a knife because I did not wash (her) bag,” Aneme replied to the neighbour who had asked her for her name and where she hailed from.
The man, who referred to himself as a concerned neighbour, described the actions of the woman and her husband as “appalling.”