Couple in jail for sexually and physically abusing maid

A couple, Mr. and Mrs. Chigozie Ezeafor are in police net for allegedly abusing their 19-year-old maid on a regular basis, Vanguard reports.

The maid, Miss Blessing Joseph who narrated her ordeal to officers of Lagos State Police Command revealed that while her ‘Madam’ physically assaults her daily, her husband sodomises her at night at their Aunty Toyin Street, Kodeibo Estate, Isheri-Oshun, Lagos.

Miss Joseph, who has been working with the couple for six months, hails from Imo State.

Telling her story, the victim said she has suffered terribly in the hands of the couple, who delight in dehumanising her regularly.


Her words: “My Madam (Isioma Ezeafor), beats me up at the slightest provocation, while her husband, Chigozie Ezeafor, sneaks up to me, whenever his wife is away and makes several painful attempts to penetrate my anus.”

However, trouble started when, on December 17, Isioma Ezeofor’s temper got the better part of her and she emptied a kettle of hot water on the maid, scalding her skin. Confirming the report, Superintendent Chike Oti, Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Command, said the last attempt by Mr. Ezeofor to rape the victim brought the issue to light.

The couple is being interrogated at the Gender Section of Lagos State Police Command and will be charge to court at the end of the investigation. Operatives from the Gender Unit of the Police Command has have taken the victim for proper medical care.


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