A Lagos State civil servant identified as Mistura, is currently battling for survival at LASUTH after being allegedly attacked by her maid in the Ejigbo.
According to Punchng, Mistura had been in a coma since Monday, March 5, 2018, when she was attacked with blended pepper and a wine bottle by the maid, identified as Susan Samson.
Despite a three-hour surgery on Wednesday, the victim had yet to come round and was in the intensive care unit. Mistura had employed Samson on February 4, 2018 to assist her with domestic chores.
The 18-year-old suspect was reported to have stolen her boss’ money last Friday and Saturday. After the stolen money was recovered from Samson’s bag, Mistura was said to have alerted the agent who brought her.
The Ogoja, Cross River State indigene, in a desperate bid to escape from the house, which Mistura had locked, allegedly poured blended pepper on the boss while she lay on the bed.
She then grabbed a champagne bottle and smashed it on the victim’s head repeatedly until she passed out. The suspect was reportedly apprehended by residents who heard the victim’s scream for help.
The victim’s husband, Alhaji Sikiru, said: “My wife is in the intensive care unit of LASUTH. Her brain has collapsed and has been removed from the body and kept somewhere. Her kidney is already packing up. I hope she makes it out alive.”
A source told Punchng that the couple had a disagreement late 2017 over the issue of getting a Maid as the husband was against the idea. The source said the dispute was so intense that some relatives had to wade in.
The state Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, has decried the act wickedness and ordered a thorough investigation and diligent prosecution of the case. On his part, the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Chike Oti, said it was a case of attempted murder.