A young man, Ejike Igwekile, was thrown down from a two-storey building
at 7 Rev Adegoke street Canal Estate, Okota, Lagos by his angry in-laws
at Okota, Lagos.
Ejike’s sin is that he allegedly beat his wife, Nkiru, 27, from
Delta State and she ran away with their only daughter to her parents’
house at 4, Iworo street, Orile Coker, Lagos, barely a year after they
According to Igwekile, who is from Okija in Anambra State, sometime this
year, he had a little quarrel with his wife and she took their only
daughter to her parents’ house when he left for his business.
Trouble started when their baby fell sick and his wife phoned him to
bring money so that she could take her to a hospital for treatment.
He said he ignored them and insisted that Nkiru should come back to his
house with the baby so that he would take her to a hospital.
After he refused to send the money, his mother in-law, Patricia Philip,
53, allegedly went to Ejike’s house at Okota to pack her daughter’s
property to end the marriage.
He said when he resisted, Patricia immediately contacted her son,
Charles who allegedly came with two other suspects and descended him,
beat him mercilessly after which they threw him down the two-storey
Although he survived the fall, he was rushed to a hospital where he is being treated.
Ejike broke his head and legs and cannot walk properly as a result of injuries he sustained during the fall.
Patricia was arrested by the police at Okota division and charged to
court, while Charles and the two other accomplices are on the run.
Patricia denied the allegation and told the police that it was during
the scuffle that Igwekile jumped and fell from the building.
She was charged with conspiracy and attempted murder.