Doctors and nurses at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja, are battling to save the life of a civil servant in the state, identified only as Mistura, after she was allegedly beaten to pulp by her maid in the Ejigbo area.
It was gathered that woman had been in a coma since Monday, March 5, 2018, when she was attacked her maid who allegedly poured blended pepper and used wine bottle on her head by the maid, identified as Susan Samson.
It was learnt that despite a three-hour surgery on Wednesday, Mistura was yet to return from coma and had been at intensive care unit of LASUTH.
It was learnt that the woman, who taught in a public secondary school in Lagos, had employed Samson on February 4, 2018 to assist her with domestic chores.
The 18-year-old suspect was reported to have stolen her boss’ money last Friday and Saturday.
After the stolen money was recovered from Samson’s bag, Mistura was said to have alerted the agent who brought her.
The Ogoja, Cross River State indigene, in a desperate bid to escape from the house, which Mistura had locked, allegedly poured blended pepper on the boss while she lay on the bed.
She then grabbed a champagne bottle and smashed it on the victim’s head repeatedly until she passed out.
The suspect was reportedly apprehended by residents who heard the victim’s scream for help.
The victim’s husband, who identified himself only as Alhaji Sikiru, said he had gone to work when the incident happened.
He said: “An agent brought her to my wife on February 4, 2018. The girl said although she was from Ogoja, Cross River State, she had her primary and secondary education in Ikorodu, Lagos State, where she had lived the better part of her life.
“I had gone to work around 6am on Monday when my wife was attacked. But when I was called, I went to make a statement at the Ejigbo Police Station where the girl was being detained. That was where she told me everything that happened.
“She said last Friday, my wife accused her of stealing some money. Again on Saturday, there was an allegation she stole another money. I was surprised because my wife did not tell me that the maid she employed was stealing her things.
“After I left the house on Monday, my wife asked her to buy balm for her down the street. While she was away, my wife went to her room and found the stolen money in her bag, including some other items which she (Samson) stole from her shop.
“My wife called the agent that brought her and asked him to come over to the house. The agent immediately called the girl to know what happened. The girl said she didn’t know why she (Mistura) called him.
“At this time, she had become suspicious. So, when she got back to the house, she went to her bag and discovered that the stolen money and other items had been recovered by my wife.”