Confusion at the weekend enveloped Madikpo in Makurdi, Benue State when a
nursing mother, Monica, died during a fight with her co-tenant,
Sewuese. It was learnt that the two women engaged in a fisticuffs over
confectioneries their kids were eating and playing with. Sewuese
allegedly slapped Monica while the latter died.
said, started last Friday following a brief discord between Sewuese’s
brother whose name could not be ascertained at press time and the
victim, who also allegedly slapped the deceased, prompting prolonged
The quarrel was reportedly settled when other tenants
and neighbours intervened. A witness said the quarrel spilled over to
Saturday when the ‘sweet’ the deceased bought for her little baby was
allegedly taken from the baby by Sewuese’s kid.
Sources said when
the deceased heard the cry of her baby; she rushed in to inquire when
Sewuese accosted her. Sewuese allegedly slapped the victim who collapsed
and died instantly. But when contacted, the state Police Public
Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Moses Yamu, said the matter had not been
reported to him. Yamu, however, promised to release details to our
correspondent when he received the report.