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How our mother was killed by landlord’s Son-Ekpe Family

Daughter of the deceased woman killed in Nkpor

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

The suspect allegedly murdered the deceased, a mother of four, following a misunderstanding between the two which later led to a fight.

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

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

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

Miss Ekpe recounted that around 9 am when her younger sister headed downstairs to go to her workplace, she was stopped by the landlord’s second son, who insisted she must go and clean the staircase despite opening the gate for others to go out.

The situation caused an exchange of words between them and the landlord’s son, leading to their mother coming down to intervene.

It was then the landlord’s son, now a suspect used the gate to break her teeth and gave her a blow on her chest, leading to her collapse.

The mother of four was quickly rushed to the hospital where she was declared dead.

Miss Ekpe, who said her mother hailed from Isuochi in Abia state and married to an Enugwu Ukwu man described her as the breadwinner of their family.

She, therefore, appealed to concerned individuals, security agencies, and the government to assist them to get them justice.

She also called for help to enable them to relocate to another residence as the environment is no longer safe for them.

The President General of Enugwu Ukwu, Comrade Bonny Nkwuaku, has called for calm, patience and understanding on the matter.

Mr Nkwuaku  confirmed that the corpse had been deposited at Bekee Hospital Nimo, while the entire community works round the clock to ensure that justice prevails.

Meanwhile, the suspect, Ebube Oba, has been arrested by the police command in Anambra state.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Tochukwu Ikenga told Radio Nigeria that the suspect would be charged to court after an investigation had been concluded.

Late Mrs Ekpe is married to Mr Uche Ekpe in Uruekwo village, Enugwu Ukwu, in Njikoka local government area of Anambra state.

Reporting by Uche Ndeke, Editing by Daniel Adejo