It is sad to know that fellow country men can be cruel to another even outside the country. Why can’t we just show a little kindness? It really goes a long way.
For maltreating their nanny, a Nigerian US-based couple, Chudy and Sandra Nsobundu have been ordered to pay her more than $121,000 in compensation.
The couple was also sentenced to seven months in jail and seven months of home confinement, plus three years on probation.
For two years, the Nsobundus refused to pay their Nigerian nanny, who worked 20 hours everyday without rest, good food or bath.
“According to court documents, the nanny would work every day from 5:30 a.m. to 1 a.m., couldn’t take breaks and had to eat leftovers and not fresh food, including being forced to only drink milk left in bowls in which the children had eaten cereal. She also couldn’t take hot showers.”
To prevent her from leaving the family, the couple hid her passport and abused her physically and mentally.
The Nsobundus were also guilty of a false visa application with false information of the victim. The couple changed the woman’s woman’s date of birth, listing her 20 years older than she was; said she was married when she was not, incorrectly indicated the purpose of her travel and falsely identified her in a letter that Chudy Nsobundu was her brother.
Chudy Nsobundu also made false representations under oath on the visa application to increase the chances that the application would be accepted and to hide the fact she’d be working for his family as a housemaid and nanny under conditions that violated U.S. labor laws.
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