A woman, Mrs Onwanna Nnenna, from Nando, Anambra State, has allegedly pushed her 14-year-old maid, Ijeoma Nwafor, from a four-storey building.
The incident happened late on Saturday on Otu Street, Awada, Onitsha.
That the victim survived with serious injuries and was rushed to a hospital for treatment.
A source in the community said the woman was fond of beating the girl, adding that she landed on a fence while falling after the push.
The state police spokesman, Tochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the incident.
He said, “The Anambra State Police Command in July 2022 arrested one Mrs Onwanna Nnenna, 29, from Nando, Anambra East, on a case of attempted murder that happened on Otu Street, Awada Onitsha.
“Preliminary investigation shows that the victim, Miss Ijeoma Nwafor, 14, a native of Achalla, was pushed down from a four-storey building by the suspect when she was beating her. Other details reveal that the victim is a house help of the suspect.
“Mrs Nnenna is currently in police custody and the victim is receiving treatment in a hospital.”