Police Arrest Woman Who Locked Housemaid In Toilet For 20days

Police Arrest Woman Who Locked Housemaid In Toilet For 20days

Oyinyen Chuks, 34, was on Tuesday charged at Ikeja
Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State with locking
up her 14-year old housemaid in a toilet for 20 days.

Chuks, a trader, who resides at 19, Ojo St., Shasha, a
suburb of Lagos, is facing a four-count bordering on
The prosecutor, Sgt. Raphael Donny, told the court that
the offences were committed between May 2 and May
22 at the residence of the accused.

Donny said that the accused alleged that the
housemaid stole her money and beat her

“The accused locked the girl inside her toilet, fed her
once and didn’t allow her to take a bath or change her
clothes for those weeks in bondage.

“It was one of the neighbours who could not bear the
torment anymore that informed the police”, he said.

The prosecutor said that following the report, the police
visited the house and found the girl in the condition.

“Hence, the accused was arrested while the girl was
taken to the hospital for treatment”, Donny said.

The offences, he said, contravened Sections 171, 207,
245 and 285 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
However, Chuks pleaded not guilty to the charges
preferred against her.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Davies Abegunde, granted
the accused N1m bail with two sureties in like sum.
Abegunde ordered the accused to pay N200,000 into the
Court Registrar ‘s account as part of the bail conditions.
She adjourned the case until June 21 for mention.

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