A woman, identified as Mrs Onwanna Nnenna, from Nando, Anambra State, has allegedly pushed her 14-year-old maid, identified as Ijeoma Nwafor, from a four-storey building.
The incident was said to happen late on Saturday at Otu Street, Awada, Onitsha.
The victim survived the jump, but with serious injuries and is currently receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital.
A source in the community said the woman was fond of beating the girl at every slightest opportunity, adding that the girl landed on a fence while falling down.
The state police spokesman, Tochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the incident, saying that the woman has been arrested.
Ikenga tagged it a case of attempted murder.
He said, “The Anambra State Police Operatives on 2/7/2022 have arrested one Mrs Onwanna Nnenna F age 29yrs old from Nando, Anambra East on a case of attempted murder that happen at Otu street, Awada Onitsha.
“Preliminary information shows that the victim, one Miss Ijeoma Nwafor F, 14 year old, native of Achalla was pushed down from a four storey building by the suspect, when she was beating her. Other details reveal that the victim is a house help to the suspect.
“Meanwhile, Mrs Nnenna is currently in police custody and the victim, receiving treatment in a hospital. Further development shall be communicated please.”