Woman Celebrates Her Housemaid Of 13 Years, Who Got Admission Into Higher Institution


She wrote:

“I am proud of us…

On 17th February, 2005, my husband brought her home as my house help. She was smaller than l wanted. I needed a much bigger girl, but the mum could only allow her as the elder sister was elsewhere. The only option was to manage her, but managing meant that l had to nurse her as she was too small to even wash her own clothes, the breakable kitchenwares etc.

It wasn’t also easy to raise a child with certain orientations.

But l tried. When the task became too tedious,

I packaged her home, but the father gave us a mind boggling question: if she is your daughter, will you throw her away? Please, train her as yours. I want her different.

As stunning as that question sounded, l thank God that l took that challenge seriously and to my heart.

I teach, I scream, I plead, l appeal and l advice…

To make sure she turns out better than she would.

Sometimes, she makes me furious, laugh, cry, and proud, just like now.
From Primary 2, she had gone through to secondary, made her papers, have trained on computer literacy before going for skill acquisition.

Today, she has moved to a higher level. She is matriculating at Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, and l am so happy that our 13 years together is not a waste after all.

She has long ceased to be a maid in my home.

She is now Aunty’s Auntie, my little sister, my children’s Auntie. And no one knows she is not my sibling.

Uchechi, today is the beginning of a new life for you.

We are happy for you. Sky is your jumping pad.

We pray that you graduate with flying colours. And we continue to pray for financial breakthrough so that you do not suffer any stress concerning your education.

Congratulations, dear. We are super proud of you.”


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SHOCKING: My Madam Forced Me To Eat My Faeces, Drink My Urine, Tortured Maid Recounts

By Uchenna Inya


  • She often stole my money –Madam

The chicken finally came to a roost as Mrs Nkechi Bartholomew who tortured and disfigured her 12-year-old maid, Faith Nwanja, has been arrested. Mrs Bartholomew, a trader who sells weave-on and attachments in Onitsha, Anambra State, inserted a big stick which she uses to turn semovita and ‘fufu’ into the girl’s private part. She also forced the girl to eat her faeces and drink her urine. Faith lost one of her hands during the torture.

Faith was accused of stealing her mistress’s money ranging from N100 to N200. She was almost tortured to death but for the woman’s sister who rescued the girl. Bartholomew adopted Faith from Okofia community, Ezza South Local Government Area of Ebonyi State when she was eight years old and took her to Onitsha.

But Bartholomew allegedly disfigured the girl. Nwanja was brought back to the village in mutilated condition by Bartholomew’s sister who was arrested, prosecuted and remanded in prison. Police then went after the main suspect, Bartholomew but she escaped. Since February, the woman had been at large until Wednesday when she was arrested by the policemen from the state command who have been trailing her.

The woman was arrested in Onitsha and brought to Ebonyi State Police Command, Abakaliki. Bartholomew’s husband is a food vendor in Onitsha and is at large. The woman alleged that Faith often stole her money. She admitted that she usually beat up the girl. She has been married for eight years but has no child.

Bartholomew said: “I usually beat Faith because she steals; she always stole my money. I did not hit her with iron, I used a big stick to beat her. I told her to stop stealing my money ranging from N100 to N200. But when I confronted her for stealing my money, she will always deny it and that annoyed me a lot. This is why I always beat her up.

“The parents of the girl voluntarily brought her to me. I did not forcefully adopt her as they claim. When she started stealing my money, I called her mother on the telephone and reported the girl to her. It is the devil that made me treat her the way she is today. I am pleading for forgiveness.” But Faith alleged that her madam always tortured her with sticks, hot iron and other dangerous things. She also alleged that Bartholomew, who hails from the same area with her, always inserted a stick into her private part.

Faith equally accused Bartholomew of chaining her and that she only ate once in a day which, according to her, was usually in the evening. She said: “My madam, Bartholomew, disfigured me like this. I was a complete human being when she took me to Onitsha.

She inserted her fingers in my eyes and inflicted these injuries on me. “She usually put stones inside my mouth. She said I don’t normally brush my teeth and since I could not do it, I must always suffer for it.“The husband had never beaten me; he always got annoyed seeing me being tortured by his wife.

At times, he would summon the courage and quarrel with his wife because the wife is bigger than the man. “My madam used to lock me in a dark room after beating me up. I was taken home by my madam’s sister who told her to take me home but she refused. My madam used to tell me that nothing would happen if I die, that she would spend her money and regain freedom if she is arrested if anything happened to me. “I was attending school in the village before she took me to Onitsha. But since four years that I went to Onitsha, I have not gone to school.

I only eat in the evening every day. “My madam used to insert stick into my private part. After beating me up, she would bring two gallons and place my two legs on them. She would tie my legs on them and insert the stick which she uses to turn semovita into my private part.

“Whenever I am pressed and decided to go and defecate she would meet me there and force me to eat up the faeces. After eating the faeces, she would force me to drink the urine,” Faith stated. Faith’s mother, identified simply as Ngozi, in an exclusive interview with our correspondent, said her daughter was subjected to all manner of torture and degradation. She said: “My family has been good to Nkechi’s mother which was why when she came pleading with me to give her my daughter in 2014 since she was yet to have a child, I obliged on the condition that Faith must be enrolled in a school since she was in primary two, going to three when she left the village,” she said. Ngozi further explained that after Nkechi took her daughter Faith to Onitsha, she stopped picking her calls and even changed her SIM card, after warning her not to call her line again.

She explained that she became worried in 2015 when Nkechi didn’t bring back her daughter as she promised. In 2016, the story was the same and each time she went to Nkechi’s mother, she would say that Faith would be brought back home. In August 2017, Ngozi said that she travelled to Onitsha after so much failed promises to return Faith in search of the daughter and she had to stay three days looking for her mistress Nkechi but couldn’t find her because she didn’t know the exact address of her residence. But before her journey to Enugu, Ngozi said she saw Faith in a dream crying, saying she was being maltreated which made her embark on the journey in search of her. According to her, after the futile trip, she pleaded with Nkechi’s mother to allow her to go with one of her sons to Onitsha since he knows where his sister is living. She refused, so she went to Onitsha for the second time alone all to no avail.

Ngozi said in December 2017, she went to Nkechi’s family house and insisted that they must bring back her child. “I told them to get ready to kill me and tell my people why they killed me, but they must give me my child because I didn’t sell her to Nkechi. Even Nkechi’s younger brothers beat me up because I wanted my daughter back. We fought so much that villagers had to gather and told Nkechi’s brother to tell their sister to bring back Faith,” she stated.

The woman disclosed that after the fight in December 2017, on February 2018, they brought back her daughter, but it was Nkechi’s younger sister that brought back Faith instead of Nkechi herself. On getting the news that Faith had been brought, she quickly rushed to meet Nkechi’s mother and asked for her daughter. But the woman told her that Faith went out to play. “I said that was not true, Faith left me when she was eight years old and now she is 12 years old, and instead of coming straight to see her mother she went to play, that is not possible. “I entered their apartment, used my leg to break the door leading to Nkechi’s younger brother’s room, but Faith wasn’t there.

I went straight to her mother’s room, broke the door only to see my daughter kept beside the bed. “Out of fear I ran away, she started calling me to come back that she is Faith. I said that wasn’t possible because you won’t believe she is a human being; her nose was broken, part of her ear chopped off, her face filled with wounds both fresh and old, her mouth swollen, her hand broken, patches all over her head. “I said no, this couldn’t be Faith, I called her the second time she answered, she called me mummy, I shut her up, asking who is your mother? I asked her my name she said Ngozi, she called my husband’s name, her grandmother’s name, she mentioned it. I collapsed’; I hugged her and wept bitterly and took her home.

“I reported the matter to the police and while Nkechi’s sister who brought Faith back was still preparing to leave for Onitsha the next morning, policemen came and arrested her,” she stated. Ngozi said that Faith took time to narrate her ordeal in the hands of her mistress, Nkechi.She said that one day she went to the toilet but her madam’s husband was already there and when she couldn’t go back anymore, the thing dropped on her pants and on coming out of the toilet, the man called the attention of her wife to the act and Nkechi allegedly told Faith to pass the excrement on the floor and forced her to eat it.

“When my daughter was done eating it, Nkechi ordered her to lick her fingers which she did. At another time she urinated on herself and the woman ordered her to drink her urine. “She told my daughter that eating her excrement wasn’t wrong after all she was the one that defecated. “Faith said that sometimes she beats her up and put her inside a drum and after some days she would come and ask why she was still alive. “She used a razor to cut my daughter’s flesh in the name of cutting her hair and she would be bleeding. “She told me that they didn’t allow me to see her the day she came back because of the fresh wound on her mouth, that they wanted it to heal a little bit before handing her over,” Ngozi narrated.

Faith’s grandmother, Mrs Nwite Nwanja, decried the inhuman treatment meted on Faith who was named after her. She said that she gave birth to 20 children and all of them died except for Faith’s mother who survived.”I suffered to bear children and out of 20 of them only John, Faith’s father survived.

My second grandchild Faith was named after me and I love her so much but look at what a woman did to her. She has been deformed by people I helped so much. Of all the good things I did for them, look at how they paid me back. I want justice for my granddaughter and my family. Nkechi has shown her wickedness and Satan would be the one to punish her for that,” she said. Head of Department, Child Development of the state Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, Godwin Igwe, said the health condition of Faith had worsened after her torture.

“The child was battered, dehumanised and subjected to degrading treatment by Mrs Nkechi Barth at Onitsha in February. That Child has been undergoing a medical examination by a team of gynaecologists, a team of orthopaedic doctors because of serious harm inflicted on her reproductive system, her hand, her ear, teeth and all over her body.

“The woman inflicted injuries on all part of her body. Last week, her medical examination was concluded and the hospital management said the report would be released to the police as soon as it is demanded,” he said. The state Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Loveth Odah, said Faith was subjected to inhuman treatment for four good years.

“Ehe Ebonyi State Police Command in its sustained drive to purge the society of ills, vis-à-vis, evil childminders/ traffickers, the command dragnet, caught one Nkechinyere Bartholomew Mbah, 32 years old, a native of Ohage Okoffia in Ezza South Local Government Area of the state, and that all effort to locate the suspect proved abortive. Miss Faith Nwanja was however traced and found disfigured with lacerations all over her body. “She was subjected to inhuman treatment for four years.

The Commissioner of Police, therefore, wishes to use this medium to warn, parents, to care for their underage children who are vulnerable to inhuman treatment by their supposed guardians, using Faith as a case study. The future of little Faith is totally at the mercy of God,” she said.   (New Telegraph)

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Nanny Cuts Off Baby’s Hand Allowes Her To Bleed To Death Because Baby’s Parents Maltreated Her


The evil nanny and her baby victim

By Ike A. Offor

This is another horrendous news that makes one cringe with disgust and upsetting or churning stomach.

A house girl or housemaid killed her host family baby girl by chopping off the left hand of the less-than-a-year-old baby girl while her boss left home for an errand.

The reasons given by this nanny would blow the mind of anyone. According to the nanny, she was maltreated by her boss and that got her very furious and caused her to let out her fury on the barely one-year-old baby girl.

Parents must evaluate the way they take care of their children using babysitters and housemaids or whatever name they are called.  More incredible stories are emerging everyday that warrant re-evaluation of childcare by maids or nannies by their hosts or parents of the children they are meant to take care of.

The most excruciating trauma for anyone with sense of perception is the feeling of the horrendous pain and suffering this little angel went through before her untimely death in the hand of this evil nanny.

It is most painful to imagine how this little baby girl suffered reeling in pain and screams while she bled to death.

The question also is, how come no neighbour heard the unusual cry or scream of this little girl before she bled to death? Did he neighbours also ignored it as one of those usual baby screams or cry that are sometimes of no serious cause?

The world is getting scarier by the day and parents must be very cautious and re-evaluate the method through which they employ housemaids, nannies or whatever name they go by.

May the soul of this little angel rest in peace and the proper punishment doled out to the evil nanny.

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Nigerian Male Househelp Disguised As Female, Deflowered Four Daughters Of His Host, Impregnates Two

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Zenabou: Male househelp who disguised as female maid

By Ike A. Offor

This is a very disturbing narrative coming out of Nigeria, where a male househelp disguised as a female maid in order to have access to families with children.

This male pervert in his early adulthood decided to disguise as a girl to gain access to families with children and to work as a maid.

He obtained an identity card with a female name, Zenabou and was employed as a maid to a family with four daughters, which was a big mistake made by the parents of these girls.

He dresses up as a girl, with bra, female underpants, even a bikini to hide his manhood. A closer look to his picture, would reveal a female bikini, a female scarf tied around his waist.

He ties a scarf as a girl, which is a very common practice in a religious country like Nigeria, where women almost always covered their heads with all sorts of scarves.

Zenabou wears a bra, stuffed to create a protruding young breast of a young girl. He also wears female clothes to create a perfect female look.

He also trimmed or shaved his eyebrows, as it is commonly done by girls or ladies these days, which is used to create a perfect eyebrow makeup that is en vogue.

One could easily say that he even has some female facial outlook, and perhaps this helped to give him a perfect disguise as a female maid, which helped to fool the parents of the unfortunate family.

This pervert, Zenabou planned out carefully his lines of actions very well and has such numbing audacity to have carried out his trade in such spectacular fashion without feeling of guilt.


To demonstrate that he is purely for preying on little girls, he carried out his evil acts within three months of being employed by unlucky Nigerian parents with four little girls, among who are two who have reached puberty age.

After three months, all the four daughters of this Nigerian family were deflowered. Their virginity were cunningly taken away from them by the male househelp who disguised as a female housemaid.

The two other daughters who have reached their puberty were impregnated by this Zenabou, the pervert.

Though this narrative raises a lot of questions on how parents screen and employ househelps in Nigeria, it raises further question how parents access and assess those working for them in their house.

How did the mother and father of these children assess this male/female maid and what was her  or his relationship with him/her while working for their family? What sort of relationship do Nigerian families or parents have with their housemaids and how do they assess them or relate to them?

While it is not in our position to answer these questions, it is in our position to warn parents to be very careful who they employ as househelp, babysitters, or maids in their homes. They should do more to ascertain the true sex of their maids, or would-be-househelps. And the true identity and qulity of those they employ as househelps in their homes.

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They should leave no stone unturned when handling issues pertaining the welfare of their children.

We only hope that these children, both those who lost their virginity at such early age and the two who are now pregnant are well taken care of.

What a very painful way for one to lose children within the confines of one’s home. Sad, very sad indeed.

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Lagos Housemaid Disappears With Ghanaian Family’s Daughter

Samson Folarin

A 12-year-old housemaid, identified only as Mary, has disappeared with her boss daughter, Faith Ayeh, in the Iju Ishaga area of Lagos State.

PUNCH Metro learnt that Mary had been employed by the family through an agent about five months ago.

The incident happened on Kudirat Abiola Estate, Akute Road, Iju Ishaga.

Mary was said to be working directly with the woman of the house, Mrs Glory Ayeh, who had a frozen foods shop on the street.

However, the suspect reportedly went out with the victim last Thursday, and their whereabouts had remained unknown.

Faith’s father, Paul, told our correspondent that his family had been shattered by the incident, saying efforts to locate them had been abortive.

He said, “My family needed a house help and one of my wife’s friends arranged one for us. She brought Mary to my family about five months ago. She is the same age as my daughter.

“I was told that last Thursday, Mary disappeared from the house with my daughter. Our driver said he saw them with a bag.

“He said when he queried them, Mary answered that my wife asked them to take the bag to her shop. Since then, we have not heard anything.”

He said the matter, which was reported at the Iju Ishaga Police Division, had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba.

Paul said the agent who brought the suspect to the family had been arrested, adding that she was assisting the police with investigations.

Our correspondent was told that the suspect, who hails from Benue State, was staying with her parents in Ibadan, Oyo State before she was brought to live with the Ghanaian family.

The victim’s mother, Glory Ayeh, said the agent was a relative of the suspect.

“I never sent them on any errand. She lied to take my daughter away,” she added.

The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the incident, saying it had been transferred to the SCIID.    (

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