The police in Lagos state have arrested four persons for allegedly killing a househelp within the Bariga area of the state.
A statement released by Bala Elkana, spokesperson of the state police command, says men of the Bariga police headquarters received a tipoff on May 9 that one Shade Moke, 41, conspired with three others on leap day and allegedly killed her 16-year-old househelp, Halimat Sodiq, over an allegation of stealing.
The victim is claimed to be a house help to Shade Moke. She was accused of stealing N2000 from her madam which she denied. The madam invited the remaining three suspects who tortured the girl to death. They buried her secretly at Atan cemetery Lagos, so on conceal the murder. The four suspects were arrested but they denied the allegations.
They however, admitted slapping the girl for denying that she stole the cash . They claimed that the girl went into convulsion after beverage which they took her to 3 different hospitals before she eventually died. That the girl was buried by her parents not the suspects. the oldsters were also contacted for his or her statement” Bala’s statement read.
The police spokesperson said the Commissioner of Police within the state, CP Hakeem Odumosu psc, has ordered the immediate transfer of the case to the State Criminal Investigation Department Yaba for discreet investigation and diligent prosecution.
The suspects will soon be charged to Court.