The police in Ibadan, Oyo State are investigating how an alleged bite by a housemaid, Elizabeth Fatoki, led to the death of her employer’s neighbour.
According to a source, the late Tawa Lawal, 30, was engaged in a brawl with the maid when the latter bit her breast.
Mrs. Lawal was then quickly taken to a hospital, where she died after some days.
The deceased was a mother of three and lived at Salvation Army area of Ekotedo in Ibadan North-West area of the state. Her children are Barakat, 15; Waris, 10; and Aliya, 2. Their mother has since been buried according to Islamic rites.
Giving an account of the circumstances that led to the demise of his wife, Mr. Aliu Lawal, said after the fracas, during which the suspect allegedly bit her, she complained of headache and pains at night.
He explained further that she was taken to Alaafia Hospital, Mokola, Ibadan, where she died later.
The doctor, who treated her at the hospital, Dr. Adedamola Odebode, said tetanus infection could not have been the cause of her death.
The suspect is said to have disappeared after the unfortunate incident.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, told journalists the suspect was still on the run.
He said: “The case has been reported and we are on the look out for the suspect because she is on the run.
“I am using this medium to urge members of the public to give useful information on the whereabouts of the suspect.