A teenage housemaid has been rescued from starvation after her boss locked her indoors and traveled out of Nigeria.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police Ag CP Imohimi Edgal has rescued a 13-year-old housemaid, Nkechi Oseh, who was locked indoors by her Madam, Ms Betty Ifeoma, a staff of NNPC Lagos state office at their residence at No. 30 Adeniran Ajao Estate Anthony, Lagos while traveling out of the country.
The NNPC staff left the housemaid with only two (2) packets of cabin biscuit. Narrating the incident, Nkechi, an orphan with scars spotted on her body, said whenever her boss travels and locks her in, she resorts to drinking water from the toilet whenever she is thirsty.
According to her, she has been locked up at four different times since her uncle brought her from Igboju in Delta state. Pale and malnourished Nkechi said: “I have been locked up for two weeks, one-week, three-weeks when she traveled to London and since she traveled on Saturday I have been crying before God helped me today”
Nkechi who is currently under the care of the child protection unit of the Ministry of Youth and Social Development Lagos State. Empty packets of biscuits and a container of eaten food which was passed through the burglary proof for Nkechi to eat was discovered on the floor.
The Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, has vowed to get to the bottom of the matter.