The police in Oyo State are investigating how an alleged
bite by a housemaid, Elizabeth Fatoki, led to the death of
her employer’s neighbour.
According to a source, the deceased, identified as Tawa
Lawal, 30, was engaged in a brawl with the maid when the
latter bit her breast, Vanguard reports.
Mrs. Lawal was then rushed to a hospital, where she died
after some days.
The deceased was a mother of three.
Her children are Barakat, 15; Waris, 10; and Aliya, 2. Their
mother has since been buried according to Islamic rites.
While narrating the circumstances that led to the death of
his wife, Mr. Aliu Lawal, said after the quarrel during which
the suspect allegedly bit her, she complained of headache
and pains at night.
He explained further that she was rushed to Alaafia
Hospital, Mokola, Ibadan, where she died later.
The doctor, who attended to her on arrival at the hospital,
Dr. Adedamola Odebode, said tetanus infection could not
have been the cause of her death.
The suspect was said to have gone into hiding after the