20-year-old girl, died four days after she was
employed as a maid by a couple at Mafoluku area of
The maid, identified as Josephine Naarop, a native of
Plateau State, was employed on April 2 to assist her
employers (names withheld) to take care of their
household chores, including a set of twins delivered
less than three months ago.
It was gathered that prior to her employment, her
employers informed her relatives, John Gwelding and
Mark that they would subject Josephine to series of
medical test to determine if she was medically fit for
She was made to undergo tests such as HIV/AIDS,
Hepatitis and pregnancy.
At the end of the tests, which were carried out on April
5, she was discovered to be HIV and Hepatitis
negative, but was discovered pregnant. Josephine’s
employers called on her relatives to notify them of the
development and that they could no longer allow her
to work with them.
By the next day, at about 2p.m., one of her relatives,
identified as Mr. Luka King, came to take her back,
since they no longer had need of her services.
When Luka got to the residence of the employers, he
reportedly found Josephine rolling on the floor of the
sitting room, writhing in pains and vomiting.
He called the attention of her madam, who was at
home and they rushed her to a nearby hospital.
It was gathered that when they got to the hospital,
Josephine was not admitted as the doctor on duty
discovered that she was already dead, so he advised
them to take her remains to the mortuary, which they