The landlord of an apartment in Obidike in Umudim, Nnewi North Local Government Area of Anambra State and his son have been accused of beating a female tenant to coma after she complained that they were using their vehicles to block her salon shop.
The lady identified as Miss Ogochukwu Igwe became unconscious as they beat her and was rushed immediately rushed to Glory Hospital and Maternity where she was later revived.
Igwe 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 strangle me and I fell down unconscious. The next place I saw myself was at Glory hospital and Maternity, Umudim Nnewi,” she said.
According to the hairdresser who pleaded with the police to ensure that justice was done, 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 police boss in the state, 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.