Houseboy Who Killed Employer & Mother In Surelere Lagos Arrested While Fleeing

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Houseboy Who Killed Employer In Surelere Lagos Arrested While Fleeing

A young man identified as Joseph Ogbu from Benue state has been arrested for killing his employer and her aged mother.

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Late Oreoluwa John

The 20-year-old domestic servant who was hired on Tuesday the 18th of June 2019 reportedly killed his employer, 38-year-old Oreoluwa John  and her mom, 89-year-old Adejoke John around 3 am on Thursday at their residence, #4 Ogulana drive Surulere.

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He was fleeing from the murder scene when he was apprehended.

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In his confession, the suspect said his employer asked him to clean the house around 9pm on Wednesday the 19th of June but an argument which later broke out prompted him to stab her with a knife.

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He said the shock of her death made her mother to slump and die.

The corpses of the 2 victims have been deposited at Mainland Hospital in Yaba Lagos for autopsy.

8 thoughts on “Houseboy Who Killed Employer & Mother In Surelere Lagos Arrested While Fleeing

  1. Please people stop employing house helps. The rate of killings by house help in Nigeria now is alarming. Clean the house yourself when you have the time.

    • Exactly what I was thinking @uzoma. Thanks for the comment, I just hope our people wake up and stop bringing angel of deaths into their homes.

  2. If you want something to be done well do it yourself! The major chores in every home is laundry, a full automatic washer dryer machine can take care of all that perfectly! What’s the point bringing a total stranger to the house? in the name of help when you can’t walk semi nude or discuss freely in your house anymore.. Most maids are mermaids and complete disaster!!

  3. People don’t have to bring evil upon themselves by hiring strangers to live within their households, called house help. You can do your chores yourself gradually, if you cannot do it in one day. Besides, households with teenage children need to raise their children to do house cleaning. God bless my late Auntie’s soul, no child of hers dare leave a dirty plate for her house help. We would end up with dirty slaps or good beating. Her children woke up the same time her maids woke up. If the maid was sweeping the front yard, her children were sweeping the back and inside the house (they lived at G.R.A with large yards those days). We hated her strict ways growing up, only to bless her after we grew up and ended up living overseas (we don’t use house maids here unless you are very wealthy – they get paid by the hour). Also, the way our people treat their house helps, I wonder if they never realize the danger they expose themselves to – these are persons who have access to your food, know your home inside out, yet they often give them left overs and food without meat or fish, while the family eats well. Our society’s over-dependence on house helps, often mistreated or abused, is beginning to reap unpleasant consequences. I have a friend who never beat her children while they were growing up while she beats her house help at the slightest provocation. I told her they came to work, not for training camp – let them go if you cannot tolerate them. We are all equal before God, it’s society’s organization that places the less privileged where they end up going to work while our own children are getting education. If people learn to treat them nice and let our conscience control our judgment, there will be less shocking incidents as we have been hearing of recent.

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