The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a fashion designer, Bisi Olukayode, for allegedly torturing her maid, Anjuah Sunday, aka Titi, at her residence in the Lekki area of the state.
PUNCH Metro learnt that Sunday had been living with the suspect at her residence in Lekki Gardens Estate Phase 3, for two years.
The Togolese, who arrived in Lagos with her grandmother, was allegedly renamed Titi and handed over to the Olukayodes by an agent.
It was alleged that Bisi tortured the 14-year-old with sticks, wire and canes, during which the victim sustained injuries in different parts of her body.
Bisi allegedly usually locked up Sunday in a toilet anytime she (Bisi) was going out.
Some residents, whom the victim reportedly begged for food through the window of the toilet, alerted officials of the Office of the Public Defender.
A social worker at the OPD told our correspondent that the agency visited the estate on Tuesday with a view to rescuing the victim.
She said the officials first reported at the Adeniji Adele Police Station and got police back up for the operation.
“We arrived around 10am. The bequest security monitors collaborated with us after we disclosed to them our main goal. We, in any case, found that the speculate’s home was bolted; however we presumed that the lady and the young lady were inside the house. We called her phone number and disclosed to her we had come to see her about the young lady. She promptly turned off the telephone and declined to talk.
“We didn’t leave until around 3pm on the grounds that we learnt that the spouse as a rule brought the kids from school around that time. When we didn’t see him, we called him also, yet his telephone rang out,” she included.
She noticed that while the save group was leaving the home, the security men were requested that not permit the couple escape with the house keeper.
Around 7pm, the speculate’s better half was said to have returned into the home with the youngsters in a taxi.
The spouse supposedly requested that the taxicab driver turn off the vehicle’s internal light, as he brought their three youngsters into the house.
PUNCH Metro accumulated that when it was dull, the man and Sunday entered the taxicab.
The taxi driver was going to leave the domain when he was apparently ceased by a versatile policeman, who requested the personality of the taxicab traveler.
“The policeman as a rule supplements the security monitors on the domain. He inquired as to whether he was Mr. Olukayode, yet he said no. The cop asked him three times, however he denied. A female monitor checked the taxi and recognized him as the man they were searching for.
“By then, the policeman solicited him to advance out from the taxi. That was the point at which they saw that he was perched on the young lady in the taxi. The man was captured and kept. The young lady was protected, and we were educated around 10pm,” the OPD source included.
The casualty, Sunday, said she got beaten most circumstances for eating the nourishment in the kitchen.
“Here and there, they don’t give me nourishment for an entire day. There are times they give me sustenance without water. Different circumstances, they won’t give me sustenance, however solicit me to take a bowl from water as nourishment. At whatever point she is going out, she secures me up in the can and hinders the entryway with a major question.
“Once in a while when I am starving, I enter the kitchen to take nourishment. I got beaten commonly along these lines. Once in a while when I see that she has kept cash on the table, as N50, N100, I will keep it. When she has gone out, and I see individuals passing, I will beseech them to get me snacks and sodas. Now and then, she will eat oranges and give me the peels to eat as nourishment.”
The casualty said when the OPD authorities endeavored to go into the house, the presume bolted every one of the entryways and implored her for absolution.
“She said I ought to sit unobtrusively in a place. At the point when her telephones rang constantly, she turned them off. It was that evening that she made my hair and requesting that I clean up.
“She bowed before me and requesting that I pardon her. I advised her to stand up that I had excused her. She at that point requesting that I take after her better half out that he would take me to a congregation for supplications. She gave me two wraps of fufu and a tin of ketchup to eat it, with a jug of water.
“Her significant other went out early in the day with his auto, however conveyed a taxicab to take me. As he was removing me from the domain, he requesting that I rests on the seat and sat on me. A lady on the bequest saved me,” she included.
PUNCH Metro learnt that the couple were captured and exchanged to the sexual orientation unit of the Lagos State Police Command, Ikeja.
Our reporter assembled that the man was, in any case, discharged over his evil wellbeing.
A source said he would not be arraigned in light of the fact that he had “kidney and liver disappointment.”
“Usually, he should be arraigned for check of equity and kidnapping, yet the significant concentration is the lady who manhandled the young lady,” the source included.
The Director of the OPD, Mrs. Olubukola Salami, said the state government would investigate every possibility in the battle against tyke work and manhandle.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Chike Oti, affirmed the episode.
He said there were unmistakable signs of flagellating on the vicitim to demonstrate she was manhandled.
“The lady was accounted for by great Nigerians who had perceived how she secured up the young lady in the kitchen from morning till night even subsequent to workaholic behavior her. She has been charged to court,” he included.