Area of Anambra state.
She was reportedly beaten up by her landlord identified as Obidike
together with his son for asking them to stop using their vehicles to
block her salon shop.
The trouble ensued when the landlord, on arrival to his house, parked
his car in front of the salon, which resulted into a brawl.
Igwe told newsmen on her hospital bed at Glory hospital and Maternity,
Umudim Nnewi 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 Knew,’’ she said.
Igwe said it was after she recovered that she saw a female police
officer who introduced herself as Inspector Nneka, the investigating
police officer (IPO), from Central Police Station, Nnewi.
“She took my statement and told me that Onyeka who beat and tried to
strangled me has been arrested but that they were yet to arrest his
“I later learnt that he was granted bail while his father has not been
arrested,” she added.
She appealed to the state commissioner of police, John Abang, to come to
her aid by ensuring
that the suspects face the wrath of the law.
The counsel to the victim, Mr Kanayo C. Muoneke, in a petition to the
state Commissioner of Police which was made available to newsmen, urged
the CP to intervene.
It noted that the victim had almost passed away if not for divine
“Presently, the victim can’t conveniently eat because of the injuries
sustained and the suspects are celebrating the victim’s fate,” he said.