SAD! How 11-Year-Old Maid Killed 5-Year-Old Boy Left in Her Care in Lagos

In a rather unfortunate incident, the expectations of the parents of a 5-year-old boy has been cut short as their son has been gruesomely murdered in cold blood by their underage housemaid in whose care they were left, at Okoloko street, Abule-Ado Shoba, Lagos state.

The innocent boy has been reportedly killed by the 11-year old maid he was placed in her care.

According to reports, the young maid identified as Ojiugo Ifechukwu Duru allegedly strangled the boy simply identified as Chikamso after the mother left for her place of business located close to where they live.

However, not long after the mother left home on Saturday, she was called to return home that there was an emergency. She returned to find that the maid had killed her first child.

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The grieving mother, who is heavily pregnant with her third child, told LIB;

“It’s just that my house girl strangled my son, my first issue. For now, it’s not in my hand. She’s in custody already.

For now my husband is taking care of things. It’s now government case and not mine, so it’s not in my hands to decide what will happen and what will not happen.”

When the mother was asked what the maid’s motive for killing her child was, she replied: “No just reason, just that she’s angry. That was just it.”

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The father of the deceased resides in South Africa but reportedly returned as a result of his son’s death and is now following up with the Nigerian Police.

Narrating what happened on Saturday, March 10, 2018, a source said that Ojiugo beat Chikamso then tried to strangle him with a chain around his neck but he survived this. She then used a sharp curtain hook to stab the child on his penis and this led to his death.

The source said the maid then turned on the second son, a toddler, and began to beat him too. The boy, who is about 2 or 3, reportedly ran out of the house at this point and went to a neighbour’s.

It was also reported that on a normal day, the child couldn’t open the door on his own, but out of desperation, he did.

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When he got to their neighbour’s house, he held on tight to her and could not be consoled. The maid reportedly made her way to the neighbour’s house and tried to drag the little boy home but he held on fast to the neighbour and kept crying.

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At this point, the neighbour became suspicious considering the boy had never behaved that way before.

“She has killed Bobo,” the little boy kept repeating to the neighbour.

The woman carried the baby back to their house to investigate and when she got there, she saw Chikamso lying lifeless.

She lifted his hands and legs but they fell. It was then she knew the child was dead and began to beat the maid who showed no remorse and didn’t cry.

The neighbour then called the mother of the children and the police to the scene. The maid is reportedly in police custody and her father has come from the village to Lagos after he heard what his daughter did.

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Just recently, we reported how another underage girl who worked as a house help, was caught poisoning her boss’ 5-month-old baby with liquid soap in Lagos and when the young girl was asked why she did it, she said she did it because she wanted to leave.

May the gentle soul of the deceased rest in peace!

2 Discussions on
“SAD! How 11-Year-Old Maid Killed 5-Year-Old Boy Left in Her Care in Lagos”
  • I actually heard abt this story yesterday from a former colleague of mine who knows the boys father. It is sooooo sad. House helps have just become devil themselves this days. Pls if we can do away with them,pls let’s manage on our own to avoid this kind of stories that touch the heart. May the soul of the little boy rest in peace. And I pray the Lord console the parents ijn

  • This is why using minors as maids is wrong. People should please stop this act. May the soul of the little boy rest in peace. Amen.

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