Mary Akinnifesi, a 14-year-old housemaid, has been arrested for allegedly attempting to poison her boss, Alhaji Nasiru Akinlosotu.
According to Punch Metro, the incident took place on Adetomowo Street, Ondo town, Ondo State, on Friday.
Alhaji Akinlosotu's wife asked Akinnifesi to prepare beans for the family, but the maid allegedly added rat poison to the food.
While narrating his ordeal, 63-year-old Alhaji Nasiru Akinlosotu explained that while he was eating the food served by the maid, he noticed it had a strange taste and an offensive odour.
According to Akinlosotu, “It was in the course of interrogation by our neighbour that the maid confessed that she put rat poison into my own share of the food.
“She also confessed that she decided to add poison to my food because I beat her anytime she committed an offence in the house.”
Moral of the story: Treat your maids, the way you'd treat your children!