A 17-year-old girl has been allegedly raped by her Indian boss in Asaba, the Delta State capital, Punch Newspaper reports.
The victim’s uncle, who asked to be identified simply as Chigozie, said the Indian called his niece on Sunday to assist him in cooking.
He said, “Two of my nieces, after they finished their SSCE, went to look for work at a company, Wonder Pack. The company offered them a cleaning job and told them that they would be helping with cooking as well.”
“On Sunday morning, one of the Indian bosses, Mr Gange, called my niece to come and assist in going to the market and cooking, because they stayed in a lodge inside the company.”
“My niece went there around 9am and we waited for her till 6pm without hearing from her. We tried her phone number, but it was switched off.”
“Around 7pm, family members moved to the company. On getting to the gate, the police officers guarding the Indian man refused us entry, saying our sister was not there.”
“We left and reported the matter at a police station, but the police asked us to go home and wait till Monday morning that the girl might come back.”
“Fortunately, around 2am, her phone number rang, but nobody picked. We could not sleep that night. She later called us back around 8am, screaming that she was dying.”
“We quickly moved to the company and on getting there, we saw the police officers who earlier denied knowledge of my niece’s presence, pushing her while she was pale.”
“My niece said when she came that Sunday morning, her boss offered her a drink, praising her hard work. After drinking, she did not remember anything again until around 4am when she saw herself inside a wardrobe. As I speak, she is still in pain at a hospital.”
He said the family informed the police, who stormed the company and arrested the Indian.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, said the suspect had been arrested.
He said, “Yes, it happened, but we have yet to ascertain whether he did it or not until the investigation is concluded.”