A teenage housemaid, Mary Akinnifesi, has been arrested by the Ondo State Police Command for allegedly attempting to kill her boss, Alhaji Nasiru Akinlosotu, with poison. The incident happened on Adetomowo Street, Ondo town, Ondo State, on Friday Alhaji Akinsolotu told Punch that his wife asked Mary to prepare beans for the family, but the maid allegedly added rat poison to the food.

The 63-year-old explained that as he was eating the food, he noticed that it had a strange taste and an offensive odour.He said, “It was in the course of interrogation by our neighbour that the maid confessed that she put rat poison into my own share of the food because I beat her anytime she committed an offence in the house.” Mary was handed over to the police at the Yaba Police Division in Ondo town. The state’s PRO, Femi Joseph, said the command would investigate the matter.