If it is not battering, it is outright killing. Atrocities against children by 'House Maids' are growing by day, so much that people are beginning to question the wisdom behind keeping a house help? Is house help -- male or female, still worth being employed, considering that the disadvantages of having them in the house are beginning to outweigh the advantages?
We got this news yesterday of three years-old Rafael and his 15-month-old brother, Micheal who were abducted by their housemaid named Juliet. The children were found near a police station in Sagamu.
The young kids were traumatized according to the uncle.
According to reports, the children were abandoned near the Sagamu police station on Thursday. As it is, no arrests has been made in connection with the abduction.
On Tuesday, Dec. 9, the 25-year-old housemaid who was employed about a week before then through a portal, OLX, sneaked the children out of their parents' house on Gateway Crescent in Magodo, Isheri area of Lagos state on Sunday when their parents went out for shopping.
It became apparent that Juliet had abducted the kids when Onajite and her husband, Elvis, returned from their outing around 9pm and observed that the house was unusually quiet.
The kids' parents could not be reached for comments on Thursday as their phone didn't went through.
Abuda, an uncle to the children, said the children would be taken to a hospital for medical examination, adding that the whole family was revealing in the euphoria of the kids' rescue.
He said, "We are jubilant. Their rescue is the best Christmas gift the whole family can ever get. Michael is crying now and the mother is attending to him and his elder brother. We give glory to God for returning them to the family safe and sound. I learn they were abandoned near the Sagamu Police Station by the housemaid."
Efforts to reach the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Muyiwa Adejobi, proved abortive as calls made to his mobile phone rang out. He had yet to reply to the text message sent to his line.
However, the Lagos Police spokesperson, DSP Kenneth Nwosu, promised to brief our correspondent on how the police were able to rescue the abducted kids.
He had, however, not done so as of press time.