Middle aged man, identified as Ekene Ezeogo, has allegedly beaten his
mother to death following a squabble that erupted in their residence
located at No 24 Agbaja Road in Abakaliki Ebonyi State capital.
Findings revealed that the incident occurred yesterday when the woman
identified as Prophetess Mary intervened in a fight that ensued between
the suspect Ekene and his younger sister.
It was gathered that the case had been reported to the Central Police
Station Abakaliki, but the suspect was yet to be arrested at the time of
filling this report.
During a visit to the residence of the victim at 24 Agbaja Road Abakaliki by The Punch, it was obvious that all was not well as sympathizers sighted within the compound were in mourning mood.
Confirming the incident, the suspect’s step brother, Onyema Ezeogo,
disclosed that Ekene’s mother died after her son pushed her to the
ground and she hit her stomach on the ground.
“Ekene beat his mother and brush her down, the mother hit her tommy on
the ground, Ekene carried her to St Agatha hospital for treatment,
unfortunately she could not make it , the Doctor certified her dead,”he
Corroborating the story, a tenant in the victim compound who gave his
name as Chinedu Sunday (m) told news men that he was working with the
victim as a Missionary and expressed shock over the tragic killing of
the woman, stating that other members of the family had been taken to
another residential home for safety.
In his reaction, the Medical Director of St Agatha hospital Abakaliki Dr
Lawrence Ezeogo who incidentally is the elder brother of the suspect
confirmed the death of the victim, Mrs Mary (his mother).
He said that the woman was brought to the hospital unconscious as a
result of his son (Ekene) attack, disclosing that she was later
diagnosed of Uterian prolapse.
“We referred her to another hospital because of the Uterian Prolapse
that was diagnosed of her, as far as I am concerned the suspect has
committed some crime, if we don’t allow Police to come into this matter
and investigate it properly, it means that some other person will do the
same in that family, it is a very large family of 37 children with 5
wives,” Dr Lawrence revealed.