A resident of Obidike in Umudim Nnewi, Nnewi North L.G.A, Anambra State has accused her landlord and his son of beating her to coma. According to her, she was beaten because she told her landlord to stop using their vehicles to block her salon shop.
The lady identified as Miss Ogochukwu Igwe was rushed to Glory hospital and Maternity, Nnewi where she alleged that the landlord strangled her after hitting her with the drier in her salon.
“I pleaded with him to shift the car from blocking my shop but instead of yielding, the landlord told me to pack out of the shop and that he would deal with me when his son returned in the evening.
“The son later arrived with his tipper, came with his father into my salon and used the drier in my salon to hit me.
“He held me by the neck and tried to strangled me and I fell down unconscious. The next place I saw myself was at Glory hospital and Maternity, Umudim Nnewi.”
The hairdresser who pleaded with the police to ensure that her assaulters face the full wrath of the law, said she recovered after she saw a female police officer who introduced herself as Inspector Nneka, the investigating police officer (IPO) from Central Police Station in Nnewi.
“She took my statement and told me that Onyeka who beat and tried to strangle me has been arrested but that they were yet to arrest his father.
“I later learnt that he was granted bail while his father has not been arrested,” she added.
Her counsel, Mr Kanayo C. Muoneke urged the state’s commissioner of police Mr John Abang to intervene as the suspects are celebrating the victim’s ordeal.
“Presently, the victim can’t conveniently eat because of the injuries sustained and the suspects are celebrating the victim’s fate,” he said.