The police have arrested a Chinese couple in Abuja for allegedly locking up their Nigerian employees in their apartment for the past four months.
Eight domestic workers were rescued by the personnel of the Utako Divisional Police Station on Tuesday following a tip -off by a resident , who reported the incident to the Human Rights radio station. Footage provided by the International Centre for Investigative Reporting , the victims said they had been locked up in the apartment since February .
The police raided the residence of the Chinese in the Jabi area of Abuja and took the unidentified couple and their domestic employees to the station.
A lady, who did not give her name, said the domestic workers were not allowed to move out of the building and that the couple refused to allow her to go for treatment when she took ill .
She stated , “ When I was seriously sick , I asked these people ( Chinese employers ) to open the gate for me , but they refused until I became very angry before they opened the door. I know my life may be at risk but I don ’t mind , let the world know what is happening .