There has been clamour for justice for a nanny who was shot by an influential man in Kaduna because his child cried.
According to a Facebook user, IG Wala, who posted the gory incident on his wall, the man who is said to be from a royal family in Kano State with the revered traditional title of Barden Kano, was not happy that his young daughter cried so loud that it woke him up from his afternoon nap and blamed the nanny for leaving his daughter all to herself, leading to her cries.
Out of anger, Jamilu brought out two guns and fired shots at the hapless woman who escaped death by the whiskers, before she was rushed to a hospital in the town for treatment.
IG Wala, who is a human rights activist, is therefore, launching a campaign to get justice for the injured lady and has been sending out the following message to garner support from concerned Nigerians:
Justice For Poor Maid: We are calling for Police investigation on this matter
"This woman was allegedly shot by the man that she is working in his house as a maid. The man whose name is Jamilu (with a traditional title as Barden Kano), is said to be from a royal family in Kano but lives in Barnawa Area of Kaduna.
In my attempt to know the story behind this photos, I spoke with a Lawyer/Activist in Kaduna who was following up this matter and this is what he said to me:
'The man was taking an afternoon nap when his little daughter was crying. The cry woke him up and he asked after his wife and the wife was not in the house.
He blamed the nanny for leaving the daughter. So, he brought out two guns (long and short), aimed at the nanny and fired her. As she managed to step out from the house but, she fell down as a result of amount of blood she was bleeding.
The man came down to plead with her and decided to take her to the hospital. He then, quickly called one of the community leaders and told him what happened, and the leader called the Commissioner of Police."
"Now, from all indications, the narrative is changing; the man is going round telling people that he was servicing his gun and there was an accidental discharge and the bullet struck his maid.
To cover up this issue, the lawyer said Jamilu made offer to bribe his maid and the community leader.
The woman is currently lying helplessly in a hospital in Kaduna.'
Read IG Wala's post on Facebook here.