By Moses Omorogieva
Police in Lagos State have arrested a 30-year-old lady, Mrs Eucharia Ndigwe who used a knife to inflict deep cuts on her 15-year-old maid for failure to wash a bag.
Police spokesman in the state, SP Benjamin Hundeyin told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday at Ikeja that the heavily-pregnant lady was arrested on Saturday.
He said Eucharia had been moved to the Gender Unit of the police command for investigation.
The unit is also collaborating with the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency to give her medical attention.
Hundeyin also told NAN that the maid had been hospitalised at the police medical facility at Ikeja.
“The survivor is currently getting adequate medical care at the police medical facility at Ikeja.
“Lagos police command remains committed to combating domestic, sexual and gender-based violence across the state,’’ Hundeyin said.
He added that the Commissioner for Women Affairs in Anambra, Mrs Ify Obinabo visited the survivor on Sunday at the hospital.
The commissioner was accompanied by the Officer-in-Charge of the police Gender Unit, CSP Grace Agboola, currently handling the case.
“The Commissioner said she was very happy and appreciated the Lagos State Police Command, the state government and the Inspector-General of Police for the efforts put in place to rescue the maid.
“She also said that the Anambra State government, her home state, was ready to shelter the maid and give her a meaningful life, including sending her to school.
“The commissioner said she wanted Eucharia, who allegedly inflicted the injury on the maid to be prosecuted,’’ Hundeyin said.