The Lagos State Police command have with immediate effect, arrested a woman and her husband following the death of their maid – Husband and wife arrested by the police for allegedly beating their maid to death in Lagos
The deceased, who has been identified to be Joy Akom Adole, was living with Nene Fortune and her husband, Stephens at No. 18 Ogundola Street, Bariga, Lagos.
From what divplanet gathered, Joy started working with the couple in January, 2022, and was being paid the sum of N15k monthly.
However, On April 20, 2022, the couple called the police and placed a report that Joy had committed suicide following a misunderstanding with her madam, Fortune.
After the police visited the scene, they saw marks of violence on the body of the dead maid, pointing at torture.
Confirming the incident, the Lagos State Police Command’s spokesperson, Bala Elkana, stated:
“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 wound. 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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