Our correspondent gathered that Bello, a trader, allegedly hid the girl in a room and told policemen from the Pedro division, who were alerted by the neighbours, that the maid had travelled to Ikorodu area with a friend.
According to PUNCH, the maid, who was said to be from Cotonou, Benin Repubic, ran out of the house on Akinsanmi Street, Obanikoro Estate, on Thursday at about 1am, with a bleeding hand to meet neighbours and explain her plight.
The neighbours, who later saw Bello, inquired why she allegedly cut her maid with a broken dish. Bello was said to have shunned the neighbours, after which the girl returned to the house.
When neighbours later went back to the house to check on Titi, they discovered that the maid’s injury had not been treated, and had been given more domestic works to do.
The angry neighbours were said to have reported the matter at the Pedro Police Division, which then came to Bello’s house.
Neighbours say Titi’s hand was cut deep in three places, and Bello threatened to kill the girl if she raised an alarm.