Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Anambra: Careless Mother roasts daughter in a midnight inferno




Okechukwu Onuegbu
The families of Chinyelugo at Alor, Idemili-North Local Government Area of Anambra State, will sing glory to God, Almighty for eternity for saving one of their daughters; Miss Chikodili Chinyelugo, from an inferno which could have roasted her like a yam tuber unripe.
The 12 year old teenager and a primary 1 pupil of Divine Joy Nursery and Primary School, Awka, miraculously cheated death when a lit candle her mother haphazardly kept on top of a plastic cooler besides her bed, in their bedroom for purpose of illumination  burnt her half dead, even as the residence located along Abuja Estate, opposite Government House, Awka, almost turned to ashes.
Orient Daily reliably gathered that Mrs. Ifeoma Chinelugo, mother of the little girl locked her in the room when she was asleep and left to undisclosed destination at around 10 pm.
According to eye witnesses (names withheld by us), hell was let loosed when the candle stick finished and sets it beholder and the entire house ablaze.
Our reporter who visited the scene was told that little Chikodili was spotted lying helplessly beside a window at the time their next-door neighbours intervened to quench the fire. 
"According to Mrs. Ifeoma’s next door neighbour, her boyfriend woke her at 12a.m when he saw thick smokes oozing into the room... But they were reluctant until the fire engulfed her room as well... She said as soon as the fire interrupted with their affairs, they quickly dashed out and raised alarm which attracted assistance of other residents."
"I was among those woke as a result of the inferno. We jacked the door and saw Chikodili squatting at the window half dead; her head, neck and skin already dark as charcoal", a source disclosed under condition of anonymity.
Orient Daily further learnt that one of the eyewitnesses phoned Mr. Isaac Nwosu, a comedian popularly known as AIZA NWOSU who in furtherance contacted the members of Federal Road Safety Commission and Anambra State Fire Service, but before their arrival at about 6 am, the fire was already quenched.
Additionally, our sources said the trios later conveyed Miss Chikodili to Princeton Specialist Hospital and Orthopedic Centre, Phase 1 Extension, Ngozika



Estate, Awka, where she is currently receiving medical treatment.   
However, Orient Daily was informed that Mrs. Ifeoma was arrested and taken to the State Central Police Station (CPS) when she got home at about 8am following day.
When our reporter visited the hospital, Mrs. Ifeoma was seen attending to the teenager.
In an interview, the careless woman regretted her misdeeds, but apportioned blames to devil.
Mrs. Chinyelugo, who said she was later bailed from the cell same day in order to look after her daughter in the hospital, called on the general public to come to her daughter's rescue.
As at time of filing this report, Miss Chikodili is recuperating in her hospital bed.
At the same vein, Doctor in charge of Princeton Specialist Hospital& Orthopaedic Centre, Dr. Amaechi Nwachukwu, while stressing that God has taken control of Miss Chikodili's life, confirmed that she would regained her life at due course. He however, called for support in saving the girls life.  


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