A 18-year-old house-maid, identified as Hounvenou Christian- Yavine, has been charged to Ebute-Metta Magistrate’s Court by Detectives from the Investigation Department of Lagos Command of Nigeria Police, Panti, Yaba, for allegedly killing his mistress’ mother, who is 78.
The teenage maid, who is from Port Novo, Republic of Benin, was
said to have killed the septuagenarian, Mariam Atinuke Abiola, by
slitting her throat with a kitchen knife.
The incident was also said to have occurred on July 1, 2014, at
about 2p.m., at the deceased daughter’s house, Block 74, Flat 4,
Ijaiye Low Cost Housing Estate, Pen Cinema, in Agege area of the
It was also said that the teenager claimed to have killed the
woman, following incessant complaints by his mistress (name
withheld), about the deceased.
The maid’s mistress was arrested, but was granted administrative
bail by the police. The defendant was charged before Magistrate E. O. Ogunkanmi on a one-count charge of murder.