For allegedly stealing what she described as the biggest chunk of meat in the pot of soup, a food vendor, simply known as Mama Jennifer, at the weekend chopped off a finger of one of her maids around Akuose New Layout Ibuso/Asaba axis of Delta State. Read more:
Reports said that residents of the area rushed to the scene by the cry of the girl. The matter has been reported to the police in the state. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Celestina Kalu, disclosed that the suspect, a mother of four children is currently helping the police at the state CID with more information on what led to the incident.
Upon interrogation, she admitted to the inhuman treatment meted out on the maid, adding that she was provoked when it was discovered that the maid stole from the pieces of meat in the Nsalla soup leaving her with no option than to chop-off her finger with the knife she was holding.
DSP Kalu said that the victim was taken to a private hospital where she is currently receiving treatment, adding that two young men who beat up the suspect to a pulp after the incident had also been arrested for taking the laws into their hands.
She said that the police will do everything possible for justice to take its course, adding that the popular stopover restaurant has been deserted for fear of the unknown.