Lady Narrates how Landlord’s Son Murdered Her Mother In Anambra
A middle aged lady, Miss Mmesoma Ekpe, has narrated how her mother, Mrs Uzoamaka Ekpe was allegedly killed by the son of their landlord on June 25.
Mmesoma who is the eldest of four children said their mother Uzoamaka, was a maiden of Isuochi in Umunneochi Local Government Area of Abia state but was married to Enugu-Ukwu in Njikoka LGA where they hailed from.
She said trouble started on that Saturday when her younger sister wanted to leave their compound at No. 5A Ugochukwu Lane, Nkpor in Idemili LGA, Anambra but was denied access by their Landlord’s son who said sanitation was going on.
She said her sister did not contest the with the man in the fact that he was allowing others to exit the gate freely but returned to their apartment and reported to their mother.
Narrating further, Mmesoma said when it was past 10 am when the sanitation was over, her sister wanted to go to her business but was again refused access by the same man.
This she said promoted their morher go downstairs and intervene during which the man hit her in the mouth and chest making her lose teeth and gasping for breathe.
According to her, my sister wanted to leave the gate because our landlord’s second son refused saying there was sanitation. He asked if we had cleaned the staircase, but we normally pay for cleaning of the compound. When my mother asked why, he insulted my mother.
“So when it was after 10 am, my sister wanted to go out but he refused. When my mother came downstairs to ask why, while they were talking, the man opened the gate for another woman and my mother then asked my sister to pass, at that point they started struggling with the gate.
“He pushed my mother down and started beating my sister, on trying to save my sister, the man faced her, held her by the neck, knocked her teeth out with blow and hit her on the chest and she collapsed,” she said.
She said they rushed the woman to three hospitals including, Mmadueke, Borromeo and Crown but she was pronounced dead by the doctors on duty.
Mmesoma said the death of the mother had thrown them into pains and uncertainty because she was the breadwinner who catered to the needs of the family.
She further said that they were endangered and to live the compound as soon as possible while calling for justice for her deceased mother.
DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, Police Public Relations Officer in Anambra who confirmed the incident said the suspect identified as Ebube Oba, aged 30 had been arrested.
Ikenga said the remains of the deceased had been deposited in the morgue and the case would be charged to court after investigation.