A woman identified only as Gloria has blinded one of the eyes of her 12-year-old houseboy identified as Peter in following brutal and frequent torture.
Gloria had employed Peter who is from Togo to work as her housemaid at 14b, Olu Akerele Street, Balogun Bus Stop off Awolowo Way, Ikeja area of Lagos State but the minor had been suffering severe beating in the hands of the woman, the New Telegraph reports.
Reports say the last straw which broke the camel’s back was when Gloria returned from an outing and realised Peter did not wash a kettle properly.She was said to have descended on the boy and in the process, injured his eye.
Concerned residents said they could no longer withstand her cruelty so they reported the case to the police and the woman was arrested.
A resident who pleaded anonymity said the woman was well known for being violent and was avoided by everyone in the area.
He said, “If the boy comes to watch television with them in the parlor, he would be beaten. On school days, you will see the boy leaving home around 9.30a.m.