A 30-year-old pregnant woman, Eucheria Ndigwe, has been arrested in Lagos for stabbing her house help, Chinaza Aniemena, with a knife. The incident occurred on May 19 in the Adaloko area of Lagos State.
The arrest came after a video surfaced on Twitter, recorded by a concerned neighbor who heard the cries of the stabbed girl. The video shows Ndigwe giving Aniemena a deep cut on her side because she failed to wash a bag.
Lagos police spokesperson, Ben Hundeyin, confirmed the arrest and stated, “The suspect, Eucheria Ndigwe, aged 30 was arrested yesterday. Due to the fact that she is heavily pregnant, she has been moved to our recently upgraded Gender Unit, where in conjunction with @Lagosdsva, she will get adequate medical attention while investigation progresses.”
The neighbor who recorded the incident also revealed that the girl sometimes misses school due to house chores. Furthermore, when he reported the incident to Ndigwe’s husband, he was threatened.
Aniemena, the survivor, is currently receiving treatment at the police medical care facility in Ikeja.