It has now been revealed that the woman brutalized the underage girl for "breaking a plastic and burning cooked beans." She has been identified as Mfoniso Udodoikpom, an indigene of Akwa Ibom State.
She picked the girl, 13-year-old Esther, from the village some years ago, after the demise of her parents and brought her to her Lagos for domestic duties.
The Lagos State Police PRO, Dolapo Badmus, also confirmed the arrest. According to her:
“Madam Mfoniso Udodoikpom from Akwa Ibom State assaulted Esther, the girl she picked from their state to Lagos since she was young. A neighbour reported at the station that the suspect used a saw blade to injure her maid for breaking a plastic and burning cooked beans.
“Effort is ongoing to partner Lagos State Government to keep the child, who said she is an orphan, in a shelter, while the suspect will be charged to court.”