Domestic violence is drastically becoming the order of the day in the society as a 26-year old maid, Happiness Dauda was brutally beaten and locked in a toilet for six days without food or water by her boss.
Mrs. Binta M. K and her husband who are residents of Wuse 11 area of Abuja, got their maid messed up over a missing phone. Happiness is now battling for life in hospital.
Happiness Dauda's relative narrated how she(Happiness) survived the six horrible days in the toilet by drinking her own urine as she could not get access to water or food.
According Happiness Dauda, her madam's brothers came to their house every day and had just left on a particular day before Mrs Binta started asking her about a mobile the phone. She told her madam that she didn't collect any phone but her she insisted that she was the one who stole it. Upon persistent denial, her madam used mopping stick, wire and pestle on her that got her injured and unconscious.
Mrs. Binta threatened to kill her with a witch doctor and later forced her to confess stealing the phone under duress.
“Thereafter, Mrs Binta physically brutalised her and threw her into the toilet and locked her there for six days. According to the maid, who just regained consciousness after she passed out for a few days, her madam used mopping stick, wire and mortar pestle to beat her. She thereafter locked her up inside a toilet for six days without food and water. She disclosed that she survived the six days eating faeces and drinking her urine. On the sixth day, according to her, she was brought out by her madam and dumped on the road with a given N1000 to return to her people. Happiness was rushed to the Wuse General Hospital, Abuja, and the incident was reported to NAPTIP and the police,” one of Happiness' relatives said.
David Dogo, a relative to Miss Dauda, disclosed that an emissary from Mrs Binta and her husband approached him at the hospital to drop the case in favour of a compensation.
Meanwhile, the family of Happiness Dauda are very sad and cry for Justice to be done as their child has been caused bodily harm that almost killed her in a toilet.
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