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Chinese Couple Lock Up 8 Nigerian Employees For Four Months In Abuja [Video]

Chinese Couple Lock Up 8 Nigerian Employees For Four Months In Abuja [Video]

A Chinese couple has been arrested for allegedly locking up their Nigerians employees in their apartment for the past four months in their resident in the Jabi area of Abuja.

According to reports, the domestic workers who are eight in numbers 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.

A footage provided by the ICIR captured the moment the police raided the residence of the Chinese and took the unidentified couple and their domestic employees to the station.

In the footage, the victims revealed that they had been locked up in the apartment since February.

One of the domestic workers said they 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.

 “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.

“They told us that if someone was going out, he could help buy something for us, but when this man (referring to a colleague) went out to buy sachet water, they deducted his salary. What do they want us to do?

“We had to stay in the room and talk to people through the windows. They didn’t give us food; apart from the salary, they didn’t give us anything; they even cut our salaries.” She said.

Also, the driver of the Chinese named Alex, said he and the seven others had been working against their will for the couple since the outbreak of COVID-19 in February.

 “They never allowed us to go out since February; if any of us went out and they know, a certain percentage of the person’s salary would be deducted.

“Even on Monday when this man (pointing at one of his co-workers) sent someone to buy water, N500 was deducted from his salary that has yet to be paid.” He said.

Another worker said the couple deducted N3,000 from his salary because he went out to fill his pension form.

Confirming the news, the spokesman, Federal Capital Territory Police Command, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, said an investigation had commenced.

According to him, the Chinese couple had been released on bail.

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