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.
It was learnt that Toriola, who went to work on Friday, left her son in the care of Azeez.
It was also 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.