Lagos - The Police in Lagos have arrested
a couple in Ikosi-Ketu for allegedly inflicting injuries on their 16-year-old
Sources close to Ketu Police Station where the case was
reported by a good Nigerian, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the
wife was the suspect who assaulted the maid.
"We can regard the case as child trafficking and assault
"The incident happened on Aug. 30, at about 9.10 p.m.
"We got information from a good Nigerian that one Patience
Oviat, 16, was laying in a pool of her blood at No. 3, Adeyiga Str.,
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"Her body was full of different degrees of wounds. On
receipt of the information, a patrol team from Ketu Police Station led by one
Insp. Thomas Uzuoli went there to rescue the girl.
"The police team rushed the girl to one Elegbeleye private
hospital in Ketu area for treatment, while the couple were arrested,’’ the
source told NAN.
"Preliminary investigation revealed that the girl was
brought from Cross River to Lagos as house help to one Abimbola Shita, a.k.a.
"The girl was battered by her madam over an undisclosed
When contacted, the spokesperson for the Lagos State Police
Command, DSP Patricia Amadin, who confirmed the arrest, said investigation had
begun into the case.