Linda Alapa has been nabbed by the police for allegedly beating her ten year old housemaid, Joy Mbafan to death in Ikorodu Lagos.
According to reports, Alapa was flogging the girl for a misdemanor around 3am last Monday when she passed out and died afterwards.
At the Ikorodu General Hospital morgue where she had gone to desposit the body, a doctor on duty was said to have noticed marks of violence on the body and alerted the police at Sagamu Road Division.
A police source told Punch that after interrogation, Alapa confessed to beating the girl, adding that she would be charged with murder.
“She wanted to absolve herself of the death of the victim, but for the doctor on duty who raised the alarm after a close examination and she was arrested. There are marks of violence on the body of the deceased and she did not deny beating her”.
Some residents of Bolanle Oduniyi street, who spoke to Punch Metro on Wednesday, said they had warned her many times to desist from assaulting the victim to no avail. A neighbor said Alapa did not only beat the girl but also starved her of food.
The landlord and Alapa’s husband were not around when their correspondent visited the residence on Wednesday. The Alapas apartment was locked.
Another resident, said the girl’s father was late while her mother was ill, adding that Alapa had brought her to Lagos from a village in the Eastern part of Nigeria.
Lagos state police Public Relation officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, in a text message said.
“I confirm the case; the suspect is under investigation while the corpse has been deposited in a morgue for autopsy