The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a health worker, Yewande Gbadebo, for allegedly using a hot knife to inflict injuries on the body of her 17-year-old housemaid.
The mother of two, who resides in Imala community in Abeokuta, was said to have accused the victim of eating bread belonging to her without approval.
Ms. Gbadebo who works at Community Health Centre in Erunbe, was arrested after the alleged crime was reported to the police by the Committee for Defence on Human Rights, CDHR, Ogun State Chapter.
The victim, Janet, an indigene of Benue State, said she had been staying with the suspect for over three years but was not allowed to go to school or learn a trade.
Meanwhile, the suspect reportedly told her interrogators that she used a hot knife to threaten the victim, and did not intend to injure her. Ms. Gbadebo who is a beneficiary of the FG’s N-Power scheme reportedly confessed to the police that she got the maid through a suspected child trafficker in Osogbo, Osun State.