By Ike A. Offor
It is like a scene that is very conversant with ISIS or Boko haram except that this one there was no scream of Allahu Akbar while the heinous crime was being committed.
A Saudi Arabian host of a Ghanaian female nanny had her head chopped off with a long Arabian sword in the presence of Saudi police officers numbering over fifteen, who actually helped the man to hold the hands and head of the nanny down.
The nanny allegedly did not do her job very well because she allowed the child to fall from the staircase in their home, where she worked as a childminder.
A very interesting thing about this crime is that there was a police van stationed beside the scene and there were over fifteen police officers who worked as if their job was not about upholding the law but supervising the public execution of this innocent young girl. Her crime of allowing the child to fall allegedly caused the child no harm or incapacitation.
Scenes like this are why many view these countries like Saudi Arabia as a terrible place to live peacefully, where law and order or court of law do exist and take its due course.
The fact that she was executed before the eyes of several police officers and with them aiding in the execution raises several thoughts about how people of foreign descents are viewed in Saudi Arabia. This is not the first time such ugly news of such kind is heard.
This is not the first time such ugly news of extrajudicial killings by host families of these domestic workers. Much terrible of news of these Saudi hosts, sexually preying on these very young domestic workers and killing them when they refuse to yield to their sexual advances have been consistent in the media
It is indeed a very disturbing tragedy that this very young and innocent girl, who has not been found guilty of any crime would be executed in such brutal manner by her host in a foreign land. Being an African, one wonders if her body would ever be returned home for a befitting burial.
May her soul rest in peace and may her killer and those who aided him know no peace until their end comes.