A beautician, whose identity was given only as Oby, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly beating her maid, Miracle, to death. The in­cident occurred on Lateef Aregbe Street, Ago Palace Way, Okota, in the Isolo area of the state.
It was gathered that the accused, who is a mother of two had descended on the eight-year-old on Saturday till she collapsed and died.
She was allegedly ar­ranging with some persons to dispose the corpse when some neighbours raised the alarm and reported the case to the police. The suspect was subsequently detained at the Isolo Police Division.
A resident of the area, who did not want to be identified, said the suspect had been beating Miracle for months.
He explained that any­time Oby, who hails from Anambra State, was con­fronted by neighbours, she would shun and insult them.
She said, “She is a beauti­cian and has two children and she is heavily preg­nant with her third child. Her husband was deport­ed from Libya before he travelled again to Angola, where he is now based.
“She brought the victim and another girl by name Chinacherem, from their village in Anambra State some years ago. They were formerly going to school before she stopped them.
“However, anytime I visit their house, she was always beating this particu­lar girl. Whenever people intervened, she would tell them to go away because she brought the girl from the village and it was none of their business.-The Authority