A victimized 19-year-old teenager, identified as Blessing, is undergoing treatment at a hospital in Lagos after she was bathed with hot water by her employer, Mrs. Isioma Ezeofor, who accused her of having a s*xual relationship with her husband, Mr. Chigozie Ezeofor.
It was learnt that the victim, who hails from the Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State, lived with the couple at their home on Aunty Toyin Street, Kodeibo Estate, in the Isheri Oshun area of the Lagos State.
She was said to have been employed as a maid about six months ago by the Ezeofors, who hail from the Akokwa area of Imo State.
It was learnt that while Chigozie, a tyre dealer, sexually assaulted Blessing, the wife, Isioma, physically assaulted her for the least offences.
Matters were said to have come to a head on Sunday, when the woman returned from a trip and caught the husband caressing Blessing at their home.
She was alleged to have beaten the maid to a pulp before pouring hot water on her.
A Good Samaritan was said to have alerted policemen in the area to the incident, leading to the arrest of the couple.
The victim was subsequently taken to a hospital for treatment.
A police source said, “Since she arrived at their house, it had been one assault after another. According to the victim, when she arrived, the man pretended to be interested in her welfare and asked if she was a virgin. She said when she told him that she was a virgin, he started touching her at every opportunity.