By joy Eze Abeokuta
A 14 year-old Joy Macaulay from Akwa Ibom state,who was trafficked by one mr Patrick working with Madam Adigun Adekemi at Ikotun area in Lagos State, has accused the madam of maltreatment .
Joy who made this known to Esther Child Right Foundation And Human Right Organization based in Lagos State, which was released in a statement to visionupdate,said she eavesdropped on the madam telling someone on phone to come carry her corpse.
She stated that,it was Mr Patrick who brought her to Lagos and handed her to madam Adegun Adeyemi in February and since then she has been maltreating and inflicting injuries on her using a pestle .
“On several Occasions,my madame beats me without considering the fact that I might lose my life.
” She hits me with turning stick, instead of me sweating,I would be bleeding all over my body, this critical condition landed me in the Hospital.
Speaking,the Founder of the Foundation,Mrs Esther Ekwem Ogwu, said that it was an inhuman to treat a child in such a manner, describing the acts as evil and barbaric.
She stated that Joy’s case was reported to the organization by the Emotional Doctors and Nurses who works at Bola Ahmed Tinubu Health Centre,who briefed her team on Joy’s Health condition,Explaining that the nurses and hospital attendants were able to recall two visits made to the health centre by Joy and her madam.
However madam Adegun Adeyemi, who denied the allegations, said the injuries on her maid were reactions from an antibiotics given to her, arguing that she had bruises when she was brought to her. Meanwhile,all efforts made to contact mr Patrick failed.