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Help or slaves?

29 August 2013, 10:22 Chiemeka Nwaeze

So people still allow their kids to become other people's slaves in the name of house-helps?

NEWS: Woman Tortures 16yr Old Househelp To Death

Police operatives have arrested a woman for allegedly torturing her female house-help to death at Olodi-Apapa, Lagos.

The suspect known as Mama Christiana at Barrack Line,Suru Alaba, Olodi, Apapa, was alleged to have been beating the 16-year-old girl simply identified as Angel until she slumped and started gasping for breath.

Sympathizers were said to have compelled the suspect to rush the dying girl to a nearby hospital, but the young girl was not lucky as the doctor on duty confirmed her dead.

An eyewitness said it has been a habitual behaviour of Mama Christiana to be beating the girl. "We have since been tired of the everyday beating of the late girl. We have been pleading with Mama Christiana to send the girl back to her parents, but she would not take our advise.

"On the fateful day, Mama Christiana started beating the girl and the girl was shouting and pleading that she was not feeling well. I later understood that the girl had not even taken her breakfast. All of a sudden, she slumped and we all joined hands in rushing her to the hospital but she later gave up the ghost as soon as we arrived at the hospital."

Full story http://news.naij.com/44589.html

Post-Script :-

Honestly, i blame the women that give out their kids as house-slaves rather! Some of these heartless so-called well-to-do women lure other less privileged parents into accepting to give out their kids as house-helps and with the deceit that those kids would be sent to school. But in the long run, it ends up that these unfortunate 'house-slaves' don't get the formal education that was the reason why their parents allowed them to be taken away as house-helps.

The so-called guardian now turns to a wicked slave-driver & then turns these helpless kids to slaves engaging in daily routines of hard-labour! And some lose their lives in the process like the case here. Human rights advocates in Nigeria have a duty here. Using an underage person as house-help is child labour and it's a crime and a bigger crime when the so-called guardian ends up maltreating those poor kids!

These so-called well-to-do women in Nigeria should stop being lazy & leave other people's kids alone! If they can't do their chores or too busy for it, they should employ older individuals who are willing to do it. If they can't get one, they should adjust their schedule so they can have time to take care of their homes & stop enslaving, abusing & killing other people's kids!

It is only in Nigeria that such wickedness is still practiced. A situation where a 13-year-old house-slave is meant to be serving a 19-year-old or 22-year-old spoilt brat of a rich individual, just to get a so-called better life & formal education, clearly shows there's so much anomalies to be tackled in the Nigerian society.

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