Sunday, December 3, 2023

Couple arrested for allegedly brutalising maid to death in Lagos

Nene Fortune and her husband, Stephens have been arrested by men of the Lagos Police Command following the death of their housemaid, Joy Akom Adole in the state.

NEWSWATCHplus gathered that Adole, the housemaid, started working with the couple at their residence at No, 18, Ogundola Street, Bariga, 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 with her madam, Fortune.

However, when the police visited the scene, they saw marks of violence on the body of the deceased, which made them suspect foul play.

Adole’s corpse

The State Police spokesperson, Bala Elkana, who confirmed the incident said: “Our operatives at Bariga received a complaint from a couple that their househelp committed suicide. That is the initial report that they got.

“The DPO led a team of Homicide detectives to the house and they saw the housegirl hanging on a rope but the way she stood on the rope raised an eyebrow because it actually looked like it was a stage managed event.

“The detectives went further to check for marks of violence and they saw a lot, fresh wounds. She was actually tortured so there is a likelihood that she died and they tried to cover up by putting her on a rope to show she committed suicide.”



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