A nanny, Motunrayo Azeez, has accused a Nollywood actress, Wunmi Toriola, of brutalising her over allegations of drugging her son at their residence on Medina Estate in the Gbagada area of Lagos State.
PUNCH Metro learnt that Toriola, who went to work on Friday, left her son in the care of Azeez.
Our correspondent gathered that the nanny went to pick the boy after school hours and took him home.
When they got home, Azeez claimed that she fed the child and took him outside the compound to play.
Shortly afterwards, the nanny said she discovered that the boy was running a temperature and she gave him some medication.
Matters took another turn when Toriola, who was monitoring the situation on a CCTV device connected to her mobile phone, became angry.
“She asked why I gave the baby drugs without her permission and I apologised for that, but she started accusing me of always drugging her son to make him sleep and I told her that yesterday (Friday) was the first time I would give him the drugs: Paracetamol and Vitamin C, with the cough drug she bought.
“I was surprised about the allegation because I had no reason to drug her son; but she said she did not want to meet at home when she returned. So, I packed my bags and sat at the entrance of the gate outside, but she later called the gateman not to allow me to go out.
“When she came back around 8pm, she started shouting and cursing me. She later said I should enter her car that we were going to a police station. I entered the car because my mind was clean towards her and her son. Instead of driving to the police station, she drove to the estate gate and dropped me with the guards and told them that they must not allow me to go.
“She started beating me at the gate and later carried me back home. When we got home, she ordered that I should be locked inside a room; later, her husband called a soldier, who came to beat me with a horsewhip and used electric shocker on me,” Azeez said.
The 27-year-old nanny noted that the actress vowed to lock her up in the house for three weeks to monitor her son’s health.
However, when Azeez’s mother pleaded on her behalf, the actress reportedly took her to a police station to write an undertaking.
“After we left the police station, she suddenly parked in the middle of the road and started beating me and dragging my phone that she wanted to seize it. She scattered my clothes on the road; people were just watching us, thinking we were acting a movie. But when they saw that I came outside the car and started crying and begging her, they asked me what happened.
“She later gave me my phone and drove off. I was packing my clothes from the road with the help of people when I explained what happened to them. They told me to report her to the police; two people followed me to report at the station.
“I didn’t get myself with the beating I received from her and the soldier. I want justice because I only gave her son drugs out of a pure mind.”
Toriola, who claimed that she didn’t beat Azeez, said her son had slept for days before and seeing the nanny giving him drugs without her permission raised her suspicion.
She alleged that neighbours had reported to her that the nanny always beat her child.
She said, “Apparently, she knew that there was a camera inside, so she would take the boy outside and beat him.
“One week later, I discovered that my son that was active was just sleeping, so catching her on camera giving him drugs raised my suspicion. My son’s cough had gone like two weeks ago, so for her to still be giving him cough drugs without telling me that my son was running a temperature or coughing means she intentionally gave my son the drugs around 6pm so that he could sleep and she could press her phone.
“When I got home, I asked what happened; I didn’t beat her because when I attempted to beat her, she dodged my hand. I called my husband, and he told me not to take any step till he got back. When he came, he called the police to pick her to go and write a statement. But I was the one begging on her behalf that they should not take her away because her people were also begging me.
“I don’t want a case because her mother called me from Epe, begging me to let her go, which I did only for me to now get your message. Now, I’m going to open the case; I’m going to take the case to Panti (SCIID); I have all the evidence of what she did.”
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Adekunle Ajisebutu, said he had not been briefed about the case.
He promised to get back to our correspondent, but had yet to do so as of the time of filing this report.
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According to reports, the robbers broke into the actor’s home around 2 am after disarming and tying down his security guards.
It was further reported that three other houses on the street, where the actor lived, were robbed with more devastating effect.
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Multiple reports claimed the robbers demanded N20m from the actor while threatening him with death.
Toyin Lawani: My Uncle Impregnated Me At 15
Popular Fashion entrepreneur and Reality TV star, Toyin Lawani, has opened up about the sexual abuse she faced at the age of 15.
In a chat with media personality, Chude Jidenowo, Lawani said the act was perpetrated by her uncle when her mum was away on a trip.
“When I was 15, I got raped by one of my uncles. It was so bad for me. I couldn’t tell my mom, do you know when someone bullies you to the extent you can’t talk?” she said.
The reality star added that she got pregnant after the incident which occurred a year after she was disowned by her father.
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She said, “I opened up to one of my aunties and she took me to Ibadan. They tried to get rid of the pregnancy, the pregnancy was about five months already because I didn’t tell anyone. It was around that time I was to get admission to UNILAG.”
She stated that she was past the trauma, had become a stronger person and was very cautious of the people she let her children mingle with.
While speaking on the issues that led to the end of her second relationship, Lawani revealed that women were conditioned to believe that they belong in the kitchen but she was passionate about her work and nothing could stop that.
The fashion enthusiast, who starred in the recently concluded reality TV show ‘Real Housewives of Lagos’, revealed that she was working on other projects.
Singer Kizz Daniel arrested in Tanzania
Singer and songwriter, Oluwatobiloba Daniel, aka Kizz Daniel, has been allegedly arrested in Tanzania after failing to show up for a paid concert in the country.
Fans of the singer who had gathered at the venue of his advertised show in Tanzania left in anger and trashed the place after he failed to show up, viral videos have shown.
The Buga crooner was scheduled to perform at the Warehouse, Old Nextdoor Arena in Tanzania, on Sunday night, as part of his Afro Classic World Tour.
Following his failure to show up, a video of angry fans trashing the show’s venue had trended earlier.
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In fresh videos trending on Twitter, however, the singer wearing a hooded jacket was seen being led into a police vehicle.
Voices could be heard in the background of the videos stating their displeasure with the singer’s attitude.
An angry voice was saying, “You will go in for it. You’ve caused damage in this country. I warned you yesterday.”
Though the singer is yet to address the situation, his fans have knocked him concerning his actions.
A tweep, @poojamedia, said, “Kizz Daniel does it in Nigeria, arrives late for shows & na beg he go just beg. E don carry Naija mentality enter Tanzania, dem don arrest am.”
Another tweep, @olamideofficial said, “The last time I said Kizz Daniel needs to fix up. Some people came for my head. Here we are again. Talent is never enough. If there is something causing these constant issues, it needs to be fixed.”
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