Akinlosotu Narrates How 14-Year Old House Maid Tried To Kill Him 

While the world embarks on the quest to eliminate child abuse, a 64-year-old man, Nasiru Akinlosotu has reported a case to alert people about the vindictive housemaid who tried to send him to an untimely grave.

Mr. Akinlosotu who’s a former medicine store operator narrated that earlier before the failed attempt on his life, he had scolded the young maid which probably spurred the act of the deadly revenge against her boss.

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The 14-year old girl was asked by her madam while leaving for work, to prepare beans for dinner and serve her husband. The wife, Sikirat, is a primary school teacher who owns a shop where she goes to each day after school. Because of that, she returns home late leaving Mary to always prepare dinner.

Like a script from the movies, Mary served the boss the food mixed with rat poison. Luckily, Mr. Akinsolotu noticed an unusual smell and asked the girl what she put in it. He raised alarm after he tasted and spat the food with the conviction that it was indeed a rat poison.

Neighbours gathered to the scene and interrogated the girl who later confessed to the crime. According to the 64-year old, Mary had lived with the couple for two years and had never displayed such behaviour.

Speaking to Vanguard on the incident, Mr. Akinlosotu narrated his survival as an act of God.

“I had even put a spoon of the beans in my mouth and about to swallow it when I discovered offensive odour and unpleasant taste from the food.

“I immediately vomited the beans and called Mary to ask why the beans was smelling in such a manner and the taste was awful but she claimed she added spice.

“It was in the course of interrogation by neighbours that the housemaid confessed that she crushed the medicine meant for rat that was bought few days ago by my wife and poured it into my own share of the food.

“She later stated that she decided to add the poison into my food in retaliation for the correction which I made when she committed an offense in the house.

“After the confession, I contacted my wife by phone and narrated the incident to her. Upon her arrival in the house, she decided to report the matter at Yaba Divisional Police Station in Ondo town for further investigation into the matter.”

The family have decided to drop the charges against Mary because she is a relative and Akinlosotu said they only reported to the police so people can be aware of the activities of some maids.

“Since God has delivered me from death, why should I fight again? I have left everything to God,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Social Development Secretariat has entered into a partnership agreement with the USAID-funded Sustainable Mechanisms for Improving Livelihoods and Household Empowerment (SMILE) Project to address the prevalence of violence against children in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.

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In a statement issued at a press conference, the Acting Secretary of the Secretariat, Mrs. Elegbede Irene Adebola, lamented that 60% of children often experiences one or more degrees of violence before their 18th birthday.

FCTA reiterate its intentions in collaboration with SMILE to launch a document that will represent the sour collective resolve to stopping the violence and all forms of abuses against children.

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