Woman Dies 15 months after housemaid attacked her with a Bottle

Susan allegedly hit her boss with a bottle after she discovered that she had been stealing from her.

Illustrative Photo: A broken bottle used as weapon of attack (Independent)
Illustrative Photo: A broken bottle used as weapon of attack (Independent)

A family source, who confirmed the victim’s death, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Lagos that Ogundipe passed on Thursday night at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja.

The source also said that the deceased was buried on Friday at Atan Cemetery in Yaba, Lagos in accordance with Islamic rites.

The domestic servant, simply identified as Susan, had on March 3, 2018, allegedly attempted to kill her boss, at her Ejigbo residence in Lagos by pouring blended pepper on her and hitting her head with a champagne bottle after her boss discovered that she had been stealing from her.

Ogundupe was rescued by neighbours who jumped into the compound after they heard her scream and saw blood flowing through the gate of her house.

She was said to be in coma for three days at LASUTH before she was finally revived after a three-hour surgery.

NAN gathered that the deceased had been a frequent visitor to the hospital for check-up and treatment, following the injury she sustained.

She was later admitted after much complication and remained hospitalised in the past six months during which she eventually gave up the ghost,’’ the source told NAN.

NAN recalled that the deceased had on the day of the incident got in

touch with the agent who brought the maid that she no longer required her services.

The maid who did not want to leave the house, allegedly panicked and attacked Ogundipe.

The maid quickly went into hiding but was located and arrested by some members of Oodua People’s Congress (OPC).

She allegedly confessed to the crime and was subsequently handed over to Ejigbo Police Division.

The housemaid is currently facing attempted murder charge before a court in Lagos.


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