The maid known as Ita Bassey-Eno who reportedly escaped death by the whiskers, is presently at the Burns and Trauma Centre of the Gbadaga General Hospital, with doctors battling to save her life.
Although her mistress, a employees nurse at undisclosed covert hospital in Surulere, Mrs Nkese Iroakazi, reportedly denied the allegation at the police office, the ailing girl was same to have managed to state that she allegedly poured kerosine on her before placing a stick of matches to set her on fire.
The incident, as gathered, occurred last weekday at seven, Adeniran Ogunsanya Street, when Ita rush out of the apartment with fire on her, apparently in an attempt to plunge into a gutter. sadly, she reportedly fell before she might get to the gutter.
One of the residents was said to have succeeded in putting out the fire with the help of a fire extinguisher, before she was rush to the hospital.
A resident who merely known herself as Morakinyo Said “I was simply alighting from the bus after I saw individuals gathered in front of the building. after I got there, I saw Ita whom we all call Eno on the ground. Then, the flame had been place out.
“Two men who tried to carry her into a car couldn't as a result of the skin at that time had peeled off. they'd to get a slab, placed her on that and rush her to the hospital. From what I gathered, the girl has spent barely one month in lagos before the incident.
“She was brought from her village in Akwa Ibom State last month alongside another girl known as Happiness. Since then, we've not seen either of them going to attending to.
“We heard that whereas Happiness was in the parlor, there was a cry from Ita within the room and before she (Happiness) knew what was happening, Ita rush out of the room and straight to the road shouting for help.
“How might someone who has children of her own treat another’s like this? it was even the residents that alerted policemen who came to pick Mrs Iroakazi.”
From Vanguard repot: After contacting a doctor of the hospital who spoke on condition of anonymity expressed concern regarding the victim’s condition, revealing that she suffered 95 per cent burns.
“It can take a miracle for her to survive. In any case, we are attempting all we will can to make sure she gets back on her feet. that may entail some surgeries as a result of her private part was badly damaged.
“Currently, she wears pampers and that area needs immediate surgery after the injuries would have recovered.”
Ita was sighted with bandage all over her body, except her face and feet. when a nurse approached her to administer the day’s treatment, she groaned in pains.
Suspect would be transferred to the state Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba for more investigation