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Wednesday, 24 May 2017

8-year-old maid beaten to death by her madam in Lagos

An 8-year-old girl has died in Lagos after she was beaten to death by her female employer. The suspect, who is a mother-of-two and pregnant with her third, was reportedly in the habit of maltreating the victim and a second house help living with her.


According to neighbours, the suspect, known as Oby in her neighbourhood in Isolo, 'usually beats and overworks' the deceased, Miracle Edegwu, and her colleague. She had also withdrawn both girls from school after she brought them from Anambra state to Lagos. When neighbours confronted her about the way she treated the girls, she remained defiant and told them to mind their business.

Early on Saturday morning, she launched another attack on the little girl, leading to her death.

After Miracle died, Oby tried to cover her death by contacting people to assist in covertly disposing of the body but they were caught by neighbours who then reported to the authorities. The suspect was then detained at the Isolo Police Division.

The victim’s corpse had been deposited at the Isolo General Hospital.

59 comments:

Alloy Chikezie said...

She can't outrun the long arm of the law.

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Anonymous said...

The only reason why women complain about domestic violence is bcos men are stronger ... If women were generally stronger than men, they would hv killed so many men

oiza said...

Woman you would face the law pregnant or not!

Anonymous said...

I don't seem to understand this. Ladies complain of domestic violence from their husbands/boyfriends, but they find it very easy to physically and verbally abuse their domestic helps. Is it not an irony and a huge contradiction? They denounce abuse when it is against them, but easily abuse their domestic staff. Sad!! What's wrong is wrong irrespective of who is the victim.

Anonymous said...

The wickedness in the hearts of some women!
Let's imagine if wives were stronger than their husbands, a lot more men would have died from domestic violence.

Anonymous said...

The worst type of domestic violence is perpetrated by women against their housemaids. This is mostly under reported. Apart from the physical abuse, housemaids are subjected to all kinds of punishment ranging from starvation,poor upkeep, verbal abuse(calling them mumu, idiot,etc) and all these can lead to death as we've just witnessed. Housemaids should walk away if they're abused. House wives don't want to be abused in any form but they keep maltreating housemaids because they come from poor homes. They're not well clothed,grudgingly sent to school,never allowed to relax in the house. If you attend any church service or any public function,it's so easy to spot the housemaid from her looks. The list is endless and this wicked act is by women against women. Say no to all forms of domestic violence! Chike

evy claret said...

8 year old maid? That woman is evil for even trying to dispose of the corpse



Eva Da Diva...

Roman God said...

Oh my God. Haven't cried this much in a long time. R.I.P Miracle Edegwu! May you find the love and care you couldn't find here in heaven. I'm so heart broken right now! 💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔

Anonymous said...

This woman should be made to face the wrath of the law. I think this will be an eye opener to these wicked madams who bring innocent maids from village to the town for slavery. May the soul of Miracle rest in Peace. Amen.

Roman God said...

This has greatly saddened my heart. Lord why? Why did you let this happen to this poor little sweet angel. I'm so devastated!

Roman God said...

I have no words for you Mrs Oby. All i ask for is justice.

ken christy said...

Chai this is wickedness!!!

Roman God said...

My God, this is so hard for me to bear. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.❤❤❤

Anonymous said...

Madam Oby her blood u must account for. if she were ur daughter, sister or niece, how would u take it? repentance is the solution

Isaac said...

The worst type of domestic violence is perpetrated by women against their housemaids. This is mostly under reported. Apart from the physical abuse, housemaids are subjected to all kinds of punishment

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ranging from starvation,poor upkeep, verbal abuse(calling them mumu, idiot,etc)

Bernard Famoriyo said...

Just 8years old. Sleep well damsel. Dear God wen r u comin? D weak r oppressed

Anonymous said...

Enter your comment... Sad

Gentility Peace said...

What a wicked world

Akpuruka said...

You have said it all, mirrored my mind.

nene okorie said...

True

Cornelius Chukwu said...

If parents are properly placed to take care of their siblings, there is no point given out their children to anyone as a maid. R.I.P miracle.

Akpuruka said...

If women were stronger than men....hahaha!!! Men will be treated worse than the help once they misbehave, hot water bath, hot oil bath, poisoned with rat poison, starved, verbally and psychologically abused, no sex, rape, the mans mother will be beaten, the list is endless

Chioms said...

WTH was she doing with an 8 Year old girl....what chore can she possibly do???
Wicked soul....I pity your unborn child cos u'd probably deliver her/him while in the cell.

Petro... T said...

Why is it that most couples don't do family planning? Or consider their income before making babies? What kinda help can an 8 year old girl offer in a house that is not her parents own? Go to the market?, cook?, or wash clothes? Her parents are to be blamed over this,they could not even take care of the child in her primary school stage, perhaps the siblings are up to nine in number and their Dad a vulcanizer, the Mum a pure water hawker. Rest in peace child!

Divine ChiChi said...

What a wicked woman! This is terrible

ogbonna nwabueze said...

I blame the parents for giving her away at that tender age,what does eight years old know

Jenny Oriaku said...

Rest in peace Miracle and may the Almighty God comfort your family. 💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔

Omogiafu Imade said...

Women!!hmmm...can u imagine..she too has children..it will return back to her..(he that kill by the sword shall die by the sword..

Toy baby said...

Why are some women so wicked to their maid? Just bcos u cannot endure the stress of ur house, u hire an house help then u will now transfer all d work load in that house to a small maid (what u cannot do), yet u will not appreciate d maid with good things rather they will be appreciated by beating, abuse ,insult etc and even afflict them. Hmmm! Woman remember u also have children o. Any woman doing such to any of their house help or family member staying with them will never reap the fruit of her labour, her children shall also suffer just d way she's suffered other people's children. Miracle RIP. U wicked woman shall rot in jail and your children too shall suffer in d hand's of other....sobbing

Andrew Esene said...

This can only happen in this country, don't be surprise​ that this woman will go Scott free.madam OBY you will never go unpunish.u protect ur own children and decide to kill Miracle because she's from the less privilege.Her blood will hunt you till u die,

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Na wa o


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Anonymous said...

And what about the law that protects minors from doing such jobs when they should be in school. This is child labour asides murder and she should be punished for that too. The parents that released their child should be punished for child trafficking. Parents protect your children. RIP little angel.

ijeoma iduh said...

But the child is still to young to be a maid at 8.my 7 year old daughter can't even bath herself perfectly...I don't know the chore an 8year old would do satisfactorily do in a home? RIP child.so sad

Chee said...

Yes oh her own kids will suffer too

Anonymous said...

I understand how you feel my brother...
I feel the same way!! Innocent child!! I feel very bad and heart broken.

Toy baby said...

Rightly said, when u look at the population of pple giving birth to many children, it is the poor people. They give birth for other pple to train

Toy baby said...

@ijeoma,did u know d kind lie these women tells whenever they want to pick house maid, they not tell these children's parent that they are using them as maid but they will lie that they want playmate for their kids not housemaid.

Anonymous said...

I pray that she will suffer and die with that belle.

O-Ice said...

The Lord had nothing to do with this. The innocent child is a victim of wrong/poor choices by the adults in her life, starting from her parents/guardians who gave her away for maid work at such a young age to the madam who treated her like scum till she killed her.

Anonymous said...

Domestic violence from women should be looked into. Women abuse maids and step children, but when men touch them, they start shouting 'domestic violece' forgetting that maltreating maids and step children is equally domestic violence. Government should enact laws to protect the helpless in our society. In civilized countries nobody does maids any more. If you have money to hire servants you pay them hourly or weekly. And any attempt for you to violate their human rights, they will call police and the law will take care of you. This modern day slavery should be banned in Nigeria please. Nigerian women who took this evil act overseas always end up in jail. This age old act of taking slaves and maltreating them has over stated it's welcome and needs to stop. We are in modern times and should stop this achaic practice. Nigerian government has continued to fail their helpless citizens in the hands of their oppressors. The minors, the senior citizens and the disabled are supposed to be the government's concern, priority and responsibility, but they have turned a blind eye and watch wicked women keep killing these helpless children, thank God for NGOs. This is man's inhumanity to man. STOP WOMEN'S DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AGAINST HELPLESS AND POOR KIDS. Thank God he made men stronger than women, if reverse was the case, it would've been a brutal world. God is wisdom himself and he knows everything.

Anonymous said...

Domestic violence from women should be looked into. Women abuse maids and step children, but when men touch them, they start shouting 'domestic violece' forgetting that maltreating maids and step children is equally domestic violence. Government should enact laws to protect the helpless in our society. In civilized countries nobody does maids any more. If you have money to hire servants you pay them hourly or weekly. And any attempt for you to violate their human rights, they will call police and the law will take care of you. This modern day slavery should be banned in Nigeria please. Nigerian women who took this evil act overseas always end up in jail. This age old act of taking slaves and maltreating them has over stated it's welcome and needs to stop. We are in modern times and should stop this achaic practice. Nigerian government has continued to fail their helpless citizens in the hands of their oppressors. The minors, the senior citizens and the disabled are supposed to be the government's concern, priority and responsibility, but they have turned a blind eye and watch wicked women keep killing these helpless children, thank God for NGOs. This is man's inhumanity to man. STOP WOMEN'S DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AGAINST HELPLESS AND POOR KIDS. Thank God he made men stronger than women, if reverse was the case, it would've been a brutal world. God is wisdom himself and he knows everything.

Anonymous said...

Domestic violence from women should be looked into. Women abuse maids and step children, but when men touch them, they start shouting 'domestic violece' forgetting that maltreating maids and step children is equally domestic violence. Government should enact laws to protect the helpless in our society. In civilized countries nobody does maids any more. If you have money to hire servants you pay them hourly or weekly. And any attempt for you to violate their human rights, they will call police and the law will take care of you. This modern day slavery should be banned in Nigeria please. Nigerian women who took this evil act overseas always end up in jail. This age old act of taking slaves and maltreating them has over stated it's welcome and needs to stop. We are in modern times and should stop this achaic practice. Nigerian government has continued to fail their helpless citizens in the hands of their oppressors. The minors, the senior citizens and the disabled are supposed to be the government's concern, priority and responsibility, but they have turned a blind eye and watch wicked women keep killing these helpless children, thank God for NGOs. This is man's inhumanity to man. STOP WOMEN'S DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AGAINST HELPLESS AND POOR KIDS. Thank God he made men stronger than women, if reverse was the case, it would've been a brutal world. God is wisdom himself and he knows everything.

angus akpuogwu said...

Enter your comment...rihanna!!!!!! na the work wey u de do

Anonymous said...

Well, am sure she goes to church and claim to be born again ,. See, hell fire awaits wicked, malicious, unforgiving ,unmerciful hypocrites in churches, Dear maid may d Lord accept you in glory, Gud nite.

Anonymous said...

"When neighbours confronted her about the way she treated the girls, she remained defiant and told them to mind their business" madam OBY, I think you ' ll also need to deal with this alone. Igbo women and their witch.

Vivian Reginalds said...

she go hear am... witch!
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Anonymous said...

ho poor thing, rip, as for the mother the law must prevail. i feel for the unborn child and those two kids.

Anonymous said...

I am a mother l've lost a child so l know how painful this is,and madam you are pregnant. you want your own to live while you kill others. what soever a man soweth so they shall reap,but l pray to God to help ur children while u pay with ur own blood. May God console the bereaved mother

Ebube Precious said...

What a cruel world we live in

Anonymous said...

Did Nigeria have police? That woman will soon buy her way just watch out. Fantastically courrupt country........anike

Anonymous said...

I weep for the death of an innocent child! My daughter is 7 so I know an 8 yr old can't do much. This woman should face the law and govt should also criminalise all forms of child abuse. Laws should be enacted against using children as domestic help. I mourn you young soul.

Anonymous said...

I don't wish you (Mrs Oby) to die in pregnancy but you and your husband has to go to jail so that your children will be under the care of another person for both of you are not worthy of training any child at all.

Anonymous said...

Women who themselves have a history of abuse, or trauma will pass that onto others, domestic abuse, hormonal imbalances, psychological issues, all contribute, to women eventually abusing children or the vulnerable as an outlet.

To stop the cycle, you stop the abuse of women. Everything is a vicious cycle. Violence begets violence.

Anonymous said...

Stop modern day slavery.
Stop the exploitation of children.

onyinyechi nzekwe said...

Heart of woman so wicked and dangerous,what this girl done to her?nothing!!! just becos she's madam and she made herself god over her maids,wicked woman,God will surely punish u,RIP Damsel.

Kiama Ibe said...

God!! Why not take the lil girl like her daughter??. RIP

Ebere Emeka said...

Dis is wickedness at its peak. Considering d girls age, she is too tender to be out for a maid, I blame d parents here. As for d woman, she is evil and she must face d law. Rest in peace young Miracle. In your next world ur pareents must be rich ..

David Sunday said...

She should be prosecuted, killing anoda persons child, women get mind

Anonymous said...

Why are some women so wicked! 8yrs old why not take her like your own child and to even imagine that she's pregnant !u killed her xpectin to go free ..God be the judge!Innocent young child

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