A 32-year old community health worker has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly assaulting her maid.
According to report, the said woman, Yewande Gbadebo, allegedly used a hot knife to inflict injuries on the body of the 17-year old housemaid called, Janet.
Gbadebo, a mother of two and a health worker in Abeokuta South Local Government Area of the state, claimed the girl ate a bread she had kept without asking permission.
Yewande’s arrest was facilitated by the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR), Ogun State chapter, following a tip-off.
Olayinka Folarin, chairman of the committee, in company of an official of the Child Protection Network (CPN) traced the suspect to her shop at Iberekodo area of Abeokuta, but met her absence, before she was eventually arrested.
Spokesperson for the Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirming the arrest said the suspect would be taken to court on completion of investigation.
Janet, an indigene of Benue State, who spoke with newsmen said she had been staying with the suspect for over three years and was never placed in a school or allowed to learn a trade.