A 30-year-old pregnant woman, Eucheria Ndigwe, is currently in the custody of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly stabbing her teenage maid, Chinaze Aneme, in Lagos for failing to wash her bag.
Policemen arrested the suspect following a video on the plight of the maid recorded by one of her neighbours which went viral over the weekend.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the arrest in a message he posted on his Twitter handle, @BenHundeyin, on Sunday.
Hundeyin disclosed that because of her condition, the suspect had been moved to the command’s gender unit where she would get adequate medical attention while the investigation continues.
He said the victim was also receiving medical attention at the police hospital.
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He wrote, “The suspect, Eucheria Ndigwe, aged 30 was arrested yesterday. Due to the fact that she is heavily pregnant, she has been moved to our recently-upgraded gender unit, where in conjunction with @Lagosdsva, she will get adequate medical attention while the investigation progresses.
“The survivor is currently getting adequate medical care @medical_police facility, Ikeja.
“@LagosPoliceNG remains committed to combating domestic, sexual and gender-based violence across the state.”
In the viral video seen by our correspondent on Saturday, a neighbour was heard interrogating the girl on the reason she was shouting in the morning.
“My name is Chinaza Aneme from Anambra State. My auntie pierced me with a knife because I did not wash (her) bag,” Aneme replied to the neighbour who had asked her for her name and where she hailed from.
The man, who referred to himself as a concerned neighbour, described the actions of the woman and her husband as “appalling.”