George Onyejiuwa, Owerri
The family of Sunday Ibe and the community of Amakohia – Urrata were thrown into mourning, on Wednesday morning, when the man mistakenly crushed his daughter and only child to death while trying to reverse his car.
Daily Sun learnt that Mr. Sunday Ibe, a businessman who hails from Umuezeogu, Eziani Ihiala in Ihiala council of Anambra State, was not aware that his only child and daughter, Nkechi, a two-year-old, was at the back of his Camry car.
According to the eyewitness, Ibe had handed over his daughter to the house-help to take her into his apartment not knowing that the maid had allowed the little girl to stray out of the house and had crept at the back of the car and as result was crushed to death while reversing his car.
He said, “The man did not know that the girl was at the back of the motor. It was with speed that he moved the motor backwards only for people around to raise alarm that he had killed the little baby”.
The eyewitness, who did not want his name mentioned, said that the man realised what he had done immediately came out of his car and removed the lifeless body of the daughter and broke down in tears.
Adding, “He carried the lifeless baby and on a blood-soaked shirt, raised his one hand into high heavens, crying and shouting was asking God what type of temptation was projected to him and what would him tell his wife, who left for her village the previous day for a burial ceremony”.
It was learnt that the baby who died on the spot was immediately taking to an undisclosed mortuary with the assistance of friends and neighbours, who gathered to help the situation.
However, when contacted, the Imo state Police Command Spokesman, Mr. Andrew Enwerem ( SP), said that he was not aware of the incident.