Men of the Nigerian Police Force 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.
In footage provided by the International Center for Investigative Reporting (ICIR), the victims said they had been locked up in the apartment located in the Jabi area of Abuja since February.
One female staff revealed 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.
“When I was seriously sick, I asked these people 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,” she narrated.
The driver of the Chinese citizens, who identified himself as Alex, said he and the seven others had been working against their will for the couple since the outbreak of Covid-19 in February.
Another worker said the couple deducted N3,000 from his salary, because he went out to fill his pension form.
The Chinese couple and their Nigerian employees were taken to the police station and later released on bail.
Video of the domestic workers making the accusations against their Chinese employers have since gone viral on social media.
Watch the video below:
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