In a shocking report from The Sun, Kolo Toure's maid Alice Saywer has claimed that she was ...
In a shocking report from The Sun, Kolo Toure's maid Alice Saywer has claimed that she was treated like a slave - working up to 16 hours a day on less than minimum wage.
The reports indicates that Sawyer had to always call Awo (Kolo Toure’s wife) by the name 'Madam' as well as carrying out work shifts of up to 16 hours.
|Kolo Toure and his wife Awo|
Sawyer also reveals that she was scared of Awo after being made to carry out 'demeaning' tasks such as tying her shoelaces as she walked to a restaurant.
Her pay rate equated at times to £6.63(
N1860) an hour-
below the national minimum wage of £7.20. ( N2000). That means, Toure,
who earns around £90,000 ( N25.2m) per week, would earn more from a week’s
wage than Alice Sawyer would earn in five years.
Saywer also claimed that her passport was kept from her when she tried to leave the home last Saturday. She said the following about her time at the Toure household, in particular Toure's wife Awo:
'She's a bully and even started filming me in tears sat on the stairs, which made me feel small.
'She'd run her hand over surfaces I'd dusted and make me do it again. She'd get up in my face shouting and pointing her finger.
'I was crying down the phone to my sister who was so worried about me she called the police.
'I didn't know she'd made the call until we saw the car pull up on CCTV cameras. I was so relieved.'
The police were called just hours after Liverpool recorded a 1-1 draw with Spurs. We wait to see how the whole drama will unfold.