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Police arrests couple for allegedly beating their maid to demise in Bariga Lagos

Police arrests couple for allegedly beating their maid to death in Lagos

Law enforcement officials in Lagos State have arrested a lady and her husband following the demise of their maid.

The deceased, Joy Akom Adole, was dwelling with Nene Fortune and her husband Stephens at No. 18 Ogundola Avenue, Bariga, Lagos.

She reportedly began working with the couple in January, 2022, and was being paid N15k monthly.

On April 20, 2022, the couple called the police to report that Joy had committed suicide following a misunderstanding along with her madam, Fortune.

Nevertheless, when the police visited the scene, they noticed marks of violence on the physique of the deceased, pointing at torture.

Confirming the incident, the Lagos State Police Command’s spokesperson, Bala Elkana, stated: “Our operatives at Bariga acquired a grievance from a pair that their househelp committed suicide. That’s the preliminary report that they obtained.

“The DPO led a crew of Murder detectives to the home and they saw the housegirl hanging on a rope however the way in which she stood on the rope raised an eyebrow as a result of it truly seemed prefer it was a stage managed event.

“The detectives went additional to examine for marks of violence they usually noticed lots, recent wound. She was truly tortured so there’s a probability that she died they usually tried to cover up by placing her on a rope to indicate she committed suicide.”

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