It may sound like a fairy tale, but real as the police in Oyo State are still investigating how a bite by a housemaid, Elizabeth Fatoki, could lead to the death of her employer’s neighbour.
Eye-witness revealed that the deceased, identified as Tawa Lawal, 30, was engaged in a brawl with the maid when the latter bit her breast which later led to her sudden demise.
Before her painful death, Late Mrs. Lawal, a mother of three, lived at Salvation Army area of Ekotedo in Ibadan North-West area of the state and her kids Barakat, 15; Waris, 10; and Aliya, 2.
She has since been buried according to Islamic rites.
Yet to get off the shock of the sudden demise of his wife, Mr. Aliu Lawal, recalled how it all happened.
He 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.
Meanwhile, 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 unfortunate incident.
Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, confirmed the incident but said the suspect was still on the run.