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Couple arrested for allegedly beating housemaid to death

Police operatives in Lagos State have arrested a housewife, Nene Fortune, and her husband, Stephens, in connection with the death of their housemaid.

The deceased, Joy Akom Adole, was living with the couple at their residence in Bariga area of the state before her sudden death.

It was gathered that Joy started working with the couple in January, 2022 and was being paid N15k per month. On April 20, 2022, the couple was said to have called the police to report that she had ended it all.

They alleged that she ended it all following a misunderstanding with her madam, Fortune. However, when the police visited the scene, they found out that the deceased was tortured and might have died in the process.

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Confirming the incident, the command’s spokesperson, Bala Elkana, said, “Our operatives at Bariga received a complain from a couple that their househelp committed suicided. That is the initial report that they got.

The DPO led a team of Homicide detectives to the house and they saw the housegirl hanging on a rope but the way she stood on the rope raised an eyebrow because it actually looked like it was a stage managed event.

The detectives went further to check for marks of violence and they saw a lot, fresh wound. She was actually tortured so there is a likelihood that she died and they tried to cover up by putting her on a rope to show she committed suicide.

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