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Tenant’s Family Demands Justice over Woman Beaten To Death by Landlord’s Son



By Praise Chinecherem

The family of Mrs Uzoamaka Ekpe has called for justice over alleged murder of their mother by the son to their landlord in their residence at 5A Ugochukwu lane, Nkpor, near Onitsha, Anambra State.

Anambra Daily had reported the arrest of a 30-year old man, Ebube Oba for allegedly killing his female neighbor, Uzoamaka Ekpe during a fight at their residence.

The suspect reportedly murdered the deceased, a mother of two, following a brawl between the two which later led to a fight.

Narrating her ordeal in a viral voice video, daughter to the deceased, Miss Mmesoma Ekpe, said her mother was beaten to death by the second son of their landlord in their residence last Saturday.

Miss Ekpe, an indigene of Enugwu-Ukwu community in Njikoka Local Government Area of the State, said trouble ensued following sudden declaration of sanitation exercise for all tenants living in the compound by landlord’s son.

She said the announcement came to them as suprise since there was a monthly dues for the cleaning of the compound by all tenants.

She said, “It was around 9am when my younger sister headed downstairs to go to her work place that she was stopped by the landlord’s second son, who insisted she must go and clean the staircase.

“We were surprised that the boy stopped my sister from leaving the compound, while he opened the gate for others to go out to their businesses.

“My mother asked all of us to stay back till 10a.m when the sanitation exercise will end. But when I wanted to go to the market, the boy shut the gate against me, yet will open for others to leave.

“It was when my mother decided to intervene that the boy started beating her. He kicked her on the chest and she fell.

“We quickly rushed her to hospital, but they said the case was beyond them and refered us to Borommeo Hospital where she was declared dead.”

Miss Ekpe also appealed to concerned individuals to help her and her siblings relocate to another residence, insisting that the environment was no longer safe for them.

“My mother, Mrs Uzoamaka Ekpe is from Ngodo Isuochi, Abia State, and married in Enugwu-Ukwu. She was a good woman, I don’t know why anyone would kill her. 

“We want justice for my mother, she is the breadwinner of our family. We need to relocate because we don’t feel safe any longer living in the house of the man whose son killed our mother,” she added.

Police spokesperson, Tochukwu Ikenga said the suspect would be charged after investigations.

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