A 34-year-old woman, Oyinyen Chuks has been charged in a Nigerian court for locking up her 14-year-old housemaid in a toilet for 20 days.
The woman who is a trader is facing a four-count charge bordering on assault. It is alleged she committed the offense between May 2nd and May 22nd at her house.
The accused claims that the domestic worker stole money and so she beat her mercilessly.
The Police Prosecutor said, “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 neighbors who could not bear the torment anymore that informed the police”, he said.
He added that following the report, the police visited the house and found the girl locked up.
The Prosecutor said, “Hence, the accused was arrested while the girl was taken to the hospital for treatment.”