Woman Locks Housemaid In Toilet For 20 Days

34yrs old Oyinyen Chuks was on Tuesday charged at Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos with locking up her 14-year old housemaid in a toilet for 20 days.

Oyinyen, a trader, who resides at 19, Ojo St., Shasha, a suburb of Lagos, is facing a four-count charge bordering on assault

The prosecutor, Sgt. Raphael Donny, told the court that the offences were committed between May 2 and May 22 at the residence of the accused.

Donny said that the accused alleged that the housemaid stole her money and beat her mercilessly.

“The accused locked the girl inside her toilet, fed her once and didn’t allow her to take a bath or change her clothes for those weeks in bondage.

“It was one of the neighbours who could not bear the torment anymore that informed the police”, he said.

The prosecutor said that following the report, the police visited the house and found the girl in the condition.

“Hence, the accused was arrested while the girl was taken to the hospital for treatment”, Donny said.

The offences, he said, contravened Sections 171, 207, 245 and 285 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State.

Oyinyen however pleaded not guilty when the charges were read to her.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Davies Abegunde, granted the accused N1million bail with two sureties in like sum.

Abegunde ordered the accused to pay N200,000 into the Court Registrar's account as part of the bail conditions.

She adjourned the case until June 21.


  1. Some people don't have conscience sha

  2. how wicke..some women really have no heart

  3. Wickedness..

  4. Under this earth?... May God not put our affairs under the canopy of wicked souls.

  5. Hearthless people.

  6. We need to address Domestic Violence in ALL its ramifications-:
    Wives beating their husbands
    Husbands beating their wives
    Wives verbally abusing their Husbands
    Husbands verbally abusing their wives
    Wives beating their maids and servants
    Wives beating up their children
    Husbands beating up their children
    Wives beating up their mother-in-laws

  7. Evil woman
    I would have landed a few slaps on her face before handing her over to the police


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