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Amaka Nweke: Parents Beat Daughter To Death For Dating Yoruba Muslim Boy by Jentle244(m): 6:27am On Jan 10
…she took ill and died, says dad

Residents of Agility community at Mile 12 area of Lagos State are presently filled with anger. This followed the death of an 18-year-old girl, Amaka Nweke.

Amaka was said to have been beaten to death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Nweke, for not only dating a Yoruba guy, but also having a baby for him.

According to residents, the parents were not only enraged that Amaka was dating a Yoruba guy, but a Muslim to boot. The parents were alleged to have repeatedly subjected Amaka to torture, including starving her during pregnancy.

Her father, however, has stoically denied touching Amaka, let alone pummelling her to death.

“Is it possible for a parent to kill his own child?” he asked.

Mike may have to confront some many witnesses living in his community, who disclosed that he and his wife were brutal to the girl.

Amaka and her boyfriend, Ibrahim Lawal, were said to have met when she was in Senior Secondary School (SSS). The relationship later resulted into pregnancy, which her parents fumed and kicked against.

She was later delivered of a baby boy, christened Zaeed. Friends said that Amaka went through hell while pregnant for defying her parents.

One of the Nwekes’ neighbours, who gave her name as Adebola, said it was unfortunate that Amaka died in such circumstances.

She said; “Amaka went through a lot. She really suffered.

“When Amaka and Ibrahim were dating, her parents were always threatening her. They told her that they didn’t want her to continue associating with the boy. What broke the camel’s back was Amaka’s becoming pregnant for Ibrahim. Her parents were livid and starved her of food.

“Whenever her parents were beating her, some of us would approach and beg them to stop. They used to beat her with different objects even while she was pregnant. Whenever her boyfriend brought food to her, they would not allow her to have access to it.”

Adebola explained that when Amaka was delivered of her baby, her parents couldn’t afford the medical bill. They had to call on Ibrahim’s family. His family gladly paid up before the new mother was discharged from the hospital.”

People thought that the move would diffuse the tension between the two families, but the Nwekes allegedly returned to status quo.

Adebola added: “After she was released from the hospital, her parents tried to prevent the husband’s family from naming their grandchild. But it took the intervention of the Chairman of the Community Development Association (CDA) and some elders in the area before the Nwekes released the baby to them.”

Ibrahim’s mother, Mrs. Ebunola Lawal, said that she reported the repeated beatings of Amaka by her parents to the police.

She said: “When my son impregnated Amaka, I didn’t reject the pregnancy. I was already used to seeing them together. When it was clear to me that Ibrahim was the owner of the pregnancy, I started taking care of the girl as my daughter-in-law. I, however, noticed that whenever I go to give her foodstuff, her mother wouldn’t want her to collect it from me. I used to force her before she would collect it.

“When Amaka was in labour, her parents didn’t inform us. It was Ibrahim who saw her mother take her to hospital and alerted us. I couldn’t go to the hospital that fateful day, but the following day, Ibrahim went to the hospital to check on her and found she was delivered successfully.

“When it was time for mother and child to be discharged from the hospital, Amaka’s parents couldn’t afford the medical bill. They sent for us and we later paid the money. The parents took Amaka and the baby to their house, instead of the father’s house.”

Ebunola recalled that on the eight day of the birth of the child, they went to the Nwekes to name the baby, but were rebuffed.

She said: “We went to Amaka’s house as early as 6a.m. We begged them till noon before they finally released the baby to us with the assistance of some elders in the community.

“The parents also gave us two hours to return the baby. Two weeks after the naming ceremony, my husband and I went back to Amaka’s parents’ house to check on our grandchild, but Mrs. Nweke prevented us from seeing the baby and Amaka.

“When the pressure from her parents to stop seeing Ibrahim was becoming too much, Amaka told Ibrahim to stop coming. She said that they would be discussing on the phone. She told him that whenever he comes to visit her, her parents would pounce on her and beat her mercilessly. Mrs. Nweke didn’t like Amaka’s union with my son.

“The major issue that led to Amaka’ death started on January 1, 2020. This was after she came to our house to collect clothes for herself and the baby, to celebrate the Yuletide. A few minutes after she left our house, she called Ibrahim on the phone that her mother had started beating her for collecting the clothes and money from us. I was informed that her parents collected the baby from her and locked her in their apartment and beat her for two days.

“It was in the process of beating her that she became unconscious. The parents rushed her to hospital in the neighbourhood and they were referred to Gbagada General Hospital, where she was confirmed dead on Sunday. When Ibrahim went to check her at the hospital, she couldn’t stand up or sit. She just lied on the bed. The most annoying aspect of it was that when they were rushing Amaka to hospital, they gave our four-months-old grandson to a neighbour, instead of bringing him to us to mind.”

Ebunola said when she heard that Amaka’s parents had beaten her again she went to the police station at Mile 12 under bridge to lodge a complaint.

She said: “When we went to collect the baby from the woman they gave him to, she refused to release him to us. But out of pressure, she eventually released him. I’ll miss Amaka; she was an easy going girl. I accepted her as my son’s wife because of her attitude. It was her parents that killed her.”

Ibrahim’s brother, identified simply as Alfa, said it was unfortunate that Amaka died in such manner because her parents didn’t want her to marry a Yoruba man.

He said: “There was a day Amaka came to visit Ibrahim, and both of them later came to my house; as I was seeing them off, we saw Amaka’s mother. She was coming to look for her in Ibrahim’s house. Right there in my presence, the woman started hitting the girl and raining curses on her. She warned Ibrahim to leave her daughter alone. Amaka suffered a lot in the hands of her parents because of Ibrahim.”

Amaka’s friend, a nurse, identified as Omotola explained that when the beating was becoming unbearable for the deceased; she sought her assistance.

She said: “Amaka called me and asked that I should rescue her. She said that she didn’t want to die.

“When I didn’t see Amaka for some days, I became worried. I chatted with her up on Facebook, and she told me that she was sick due to the series of beatings she received from her parents. She told me that Ibrahim was bringing money to her to buy drugs. When I couldn’t bear it again, I went to see her. When I saw her, I noticed that her breathing was difficult and terrible. I didn’t like the way she was breathing. I went to a chemist to get her some pain relieving drugs, which I gave to her.

“Before I left, I noticed she was not improving. I quickly called her father on the phone and urged him to take her to hospital. I even suggested taking her to the hospital I work. I heard the following day that the parents didn’t heed my advice. They didn’t take her to hospital that day. They decided to take her to the hospital the following day. I don’t know why they decided to waste the life of that poor girl. Amaka was punished until she died.”

Our correspondent also located Ibrahim and tried to engage him on the issue of Amaka’s death, but he just wept like his heart was breaking. He didn’t say anything.

However, his father, Mr. Bashiru Lawal, said when Amaka was delivered of the baby, his family bought her packs of bottle water, drugs and stuffs for baby and mother.

He said: “But her parents rejected the items.”

But Amaka’s father, Mike, maintained his innocence and that of his wife.

He said: “Is it possible for a father to kill his only daughter, I don’t beat my children. My wife is a woman of virtue; she doesn’t beat our children, she is not a wicked woman. We didn’t beat her because we saw her going to Ibrahim’s house. Everything Ibrahim’s family said was false because now I’m in mourning. I came from a Christian family. I warned my wife to stop disturbing Amaka and Ibrahim. I told my wife that if God said the union was ordained from Him, they would live together as a husband and wife. I have never disturbed them.

“When Amaka took ill, we rushed her to two private hospitals before we were referred to Gbagada General Hospital where she died.”

When asked about Amaka’s baby, Mike said they left the baby with a neighbour in Lagos to take care of him, because he couldn’t take him to Ebonyi State.

He added: “I’m only going to Ebonyi State with Amaka’s mother and siblings.”

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Bala Elkana, said the command was aware of the issue.

He said: “We are waiting for medical report to ascertain the cause of death. Investigation is still ongoing.”

https://www.newtelegraphng.com/parents-beat-teenage-girl-to-death-for-dating-yoruba-boy/

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Re: Amaka Nweke: Parents Beat Daughter To Death For Dating Yoruba Muslim Boy by madridguy(m): 6:37am On Jan 10
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Nweke messed up in handling the situation. R. I. P Amaka

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Re: Amaka Nweke: Parents Beat Daughter To Death For Dating Yoruba Muslim Boy by donbachi(m): 6:40am On Jan 10
Every parents should know dat there are limits to what they can do to their child....whom to love and the choices the child makes are some of it...I pray they end in jail...so others can learn.

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Re: Amaka Nweke: Parents Beat Daughter To Death For Dating Yoruba Muslim Boy by Eazie351(m): 6:40am On Jan 10
they should just beat the kid to death too.

!mbeciles

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Re: Amaka Nweke: Parents Beat Daughter To Death For Dating Yoruba Muslim Boy by fairfora: 6:43am On Jan 10
Rubbish! There's no need to carry out any further investigations into what killed amaka. The evidence from the witnesses like mrs Ebunola who reported the case to the police before her death, the nwekes' neighbour and the facebook messages between the nurse friend and late amaka should suffice. Instead of beating her, the moment they noticed she was dating ibrahim, why not relocate her to the east to complete her education with close monitoring to prevent them from seeing eachother for a while, in case the parents were interested in her education. The Ibrahim's parents too ought to have advised the lovebirds to focus on their education and not allow the unexpected to happen with stern warning. I remember the day my mum caught me talking to a girl by the fence. She talked my head off that day. I became afraid so , I focused on my studies. This could have helped a lot. The nwekes also had the right to keep their daughter from being released to the Ibrahim's family because no bride price had been paid yet...you can't claim the goods you've not paid for.

That said, I remember when my cousin was dating a girl from the east too. It was like a tug of war. The parents especially the father was expressly opposed to it. The lady's sister even abused her for dating a poor guy who could hardly feed himself. As God would have it, the girl's granddad stood his ground, that he was in support of the union when they were ready, that nobody was born with money, we made it when we came here in this world so, they should stop disturbing them. After series of consultations, they reluctantly accepted and they got married. A few years later, they relocated to canada and now, the father is proud of her. The girl works with a renown IT firm over there and husband works with a robotic firm. He shuttles between South Korea and Canada due to his job schedule. Now, he's pushing for an establishment of the african branch. The company is considering either south africa, Kenya or Nigeria to serve african market. The younger sister who was abusing her of dating a poor yoruba boy is neither here nor there. Her husband she married beats her like hell. The mother had visited my cousin's wife in Canada 2ice to take care of their babies.

Parents should allow their children to marry whoever they like. All these old feud and traditions must stop. This is a new generation who weren't there when it all happened. We only were told the history. Everything we met here would end here. It's high time we began to see ourselves as one. My friend got married to an imo girl and today, they've been blessed with everything people yearn or aspire to have in life.

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Re: Amaka Nweke: Parents Beat Daughter To Death For Dating Yoruba Muslim Boy by Waterview: 6:45am On Jan 10
what is wrong in dating a yoruba man? useless parents.

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Re: Amaka Nweke: Parents Beat Daughter To Death For Dating Yoruba Muslim Boy by Nobody: 6:49am On Jan 10
In a civilization and at a time when boy/girl proximity and relationship is not checked and controlled, what do you expect apart from there being events of illicit sexual explorations, unwanted pregnancies and bastard children?

This world needs a cure and that cure is Imes. Illegal sex has eaten deep into the world and what a calamity that is! It's indeed one of the greatest iniquities man can commit yet many societies take it with levity and the present civilization condones it to a great degree.

I'm not saying this to justify the actions of the mother for of course, hers is even a worse issue. The whole matter is just so complicated and ridden with "calamities" that only the "favoured" seem to realise.

Well, we rejoice upon knowing of the great cure that God is going to send to this world, to cure the societies that embrace it and rid them of the iniquities and problems they've put themselves into.

And indeed, that cure is Imes grin

Imes, we await your coming. grin

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Re: Amaka Nweke: Parents Beat Daughter To Death For Dating Yoruba Muslim Boy by garetz: 6:49am On Jan 10
Trash by her parents

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Re: Amaka Nweke: Parents Beat Daughter To Death For Dating Yoruba Muslim Boy by Tormentor053: 6:50am On Jan 10
N.P "Love Don't Care" by Simi.

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Re: Amaka Nweke: Parents Beat Daughter To Death For Dating Yoruba Muslim Boy by Oluwaphemite(m): 6:56am On Jan 10
Waterview:
what is wrong in dating a yoruba man? useless parents.
Dont mind them. Let's see if the girl can date an igbo man now. All this tribal rubbish should end. Leave your child to love who s/he wants, you'll not marry them yourself.

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Re: Amaka Nweke: Parents Beat Daughter To Death For Dating Yoruba Muslim Boy by adewumiopeyemi(m): 6:57am On Jan 10
Tribalism is issue

Igbo and Yoruba



Even in nairaland na war



Rip to the dead
So sad

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Re: Amaka Nweke: Parents Beat Daughter To Death For Dating Yoruba Muslim Boy by bukatyne(f): 7:03am On Jan 10
When pregnancy entered and Ibrahim's family happily claimed responsibility and were willing to play their part, her parents should have just let go.

The young man is even responsible enough to empathize with her ditto his family.

Sometimes, in a bid to react as e dey hot, we are blind to the true cost of our reaction.

They lost their daughter Amaka and the grandson while Ibrahim and his family would move on with the baby.

Worse case, Ibrahim mourns her for some years and moves on.

They should be punished according to the law. undecided

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Re: Amaka Nweke: Parents Beat Daughter To Death For Dating Yoruba Muslim Boy by ojuu4u(m): 7:09am On Jan 10
I always tell people around me that religion is personal, if someone is happy and not coerced to join religion we shouldnt be fumed to his or her decision ditto if one ready to give love to other tribe willingly, I don't think it should be headache for another person, most especially when pregnancy perhaps child had involved .

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Re: Amaka Nweke: Parents Beat Daughter To Death For Dating Yoruba Muslim Boy by dominique(f): 7:14am On Jan 10
This is so unfair, very heartless parents. Even if you don't want her to marry the boy due to tribal and religious differences, the moment a child became involved th families have become connected. This is what toxic tribal and religious bigotry does to people. I hope they release the baby to the father's family after he has carried out the appropriate marital rites because they're going to put that poor child through worse suffering than his mother endured.

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Re: Amaka Nweke: Parents Beat Daughter To Death For Dating Yoruba Muslim Boy by harqinhola: 7:14am On Jan 10
Amaka disappoint them . Hope they didn’t believe Yoruba’s are Demons truly. This old folks can be funny

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Re: Amaka Nweke: Parents Beat Daughter To Death For Dating Yoruba Muslim Boy by lovat(m): 7:34am On Jan 10
I just blame poverty. It destroys the mind body and soul.


Look at the place they are staying like a pigsty.

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Re: Amaka Nweke: Parents Beat Daughter To Death For Dating Yoruba Muslim Boy by Kingluqman(m): 8:15am On Jan 10
It’s unfortunate!!! They beat their child to death and they are still going to spend their lives in prison.




Who con lose ooo grin

RIP Amaka

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Re: Amaka Nweke: Parents Beat Daughter To Death For Dating Yoruba Muslim Boy by tooth4tooth: 8:26am On Jan 10
Why beating a woman that just put to bed

They are fragile and frail .They need the best of care. Torturing her is like giving her free visa to great beyond.

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Re: Amaka Nweke: Parents Beat Daughter To Death For Dating Yoruba Muslim Boy by tungamaje: 10:15am On Jan 10
When my son impregnated Amaka, I didn’t reject the pregnancy. I was already used to seeing them together. When it was clear to me that Ibrahim was the owner of the pregnancy, I started taking care of the girl as my daughter-in-law.

Madam, that's not how it is in Igbo culture. If you want to get a daughter-in-law, first approach the parents and pay dowries

MODIFIED
For those of you quoting and attacking my post, I am not in any way in support of the killing of the girl even though it hasn't been confirmed she was killed by her parents. Just sensational speculations from a blogger who wanted to attract traffic by making it a tribal thing. What happened to the girl could have happened even if she got pregnant for a fellow Igbo. The point is that we cannot shy away from the fact that Igbo and Yoruba cultures are not the same. No Igbo parent would call a girl impregnated by his or her son 'my daughter-in-law' but the Yoruba mum was quick to say she started taking care of the pregnant girl as her daughter-in-law. In Igbo culture you must approach a girl's parents and seek her hand in marriage before she becomes yours.

One said Igbos sell their women. Ii is a paradox. When you make all the effort and pay the 'expensive' bride price, how rich would you be to think of divorcing your wife to marry another? Or you woman, how do you expect another man to pay hugely for a 'secondhand'? So you would be forced to endure. That's why you see Igbo couples although they do quarrel sometimes still live together and bear and raise children without talking about divorce

Some said the girl was killed just because the boy is poor. My opinion is that if she decided to disobey her parents, she should have gone for a bigger fish. There is an adage in Igbo which says if you want to eat a frog, make sure it is a fat one. When you decide to go against your parents' wish, make sure your decision would make you proud at last.

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Re: Amaka Nweke: Parents Beat Daughter To Death For Dating Yoruba Muslim Boy by Essential(m): 10:33am On Jan 10
Igbo people don't joke with bride price

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Re: Amaka Nweke: Parents Beat Daughter To Death For Dating Yoruba Muslim Boy by Uniquewise: 10:40am On Jan 10
Jentle244:


When asked about Amaka’s baby, Mike said they left the baby with a neighbour in Lagos to take care of him, because he couldn’t take him to Ebonyi State.

He added: “I’m only going to Ebonyi State with Amaka’s mother and siblings.”


https://www.newtelegraphng.com/parents-beat-teenage-girl-to-death-for-dating-yoruba-boy/

The bold sums up everything in my opinion. After killing your own daughter, the only thing (a vulnerable child oo) she left behind that should have been your top priority in holding and protecting, still has to be abandoned to strangers, not even his biological father and paternal grandparents, who would have been so happy to have him.

Yet you left for your village with your wicked wife and your children (those you actually considered yours, and not that defenceless child. May you and your wicked wife never find peace in this world again. May you be jailed and rot there, and the keys thrown into the sea forever. These ones are worse than Boko Haram and Fulani herdsmen put together. Tufia embarassed

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Re: Amaka Nweke: Parents Beat Daughter To Death For Dating Yoruba Muslim Boy by egopersonified(f): 10:43am On Jan 10
hope they have given the baby to the father before they go still kill that one

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Re: Amaka Nweke: Parents Beat Daughter To Death For Dating Yoruba Muslim Boy by Waterview: 11:10am On Jan 10
tungamaje:
When my son impregnated Amaka, I didn’t reject the pregnancy. I was already used to seeing them together. When it was clear to me that Ibrahim was the owner of the pregnancy, I started taking care of the girl as my daughter-in-law.

Madam, that's not how it is in Igbo culture. If you want to get a daughter-in-law, first approach the parents and pay dowries
killing ones child till the point of death is part of Igbo culture right?

This is 21st century, let's leave all these archaic mentality behind.

I'm still trying to understand why those never do well parents claimed to hate the Yoruba people and still live on their land.

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Re: Amaka Nweke: Parents Beat Daughter To Death For Dating Yoruba Muslim Boy by herzernIsHere: 11:11am On Jan 10
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Re: Amaka Nweke: Parents Beat Daughter To Death For Dating Yoruba Muslim Boy by ItooWorWor(m): 11:14am On Jan 10
tungamaje:
When my son impregnated Amaka, I didn’t reject the pregnancy. I was already used to seeing them together. When it was clear to me that Ibrahim was the owner of the pregnancy, I started taking care of the girl as my daughter-in-law.

Madam, that's not how it is in Igbo culture. If you want to get a daughter-in-law, first approach the parents and pay dowries
So killing her was their best choice you must be stupid.

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Re: Amaka Nweke: Parents Beat Daughter To Death For Dating Yoruba Muslim Boy by greatbuc(m): 11:58am On Jan 10
Moral lesson.. Don't hate, don't give without bride price, Don't receive without bride price, if you give and receive without bride price, na you spoilt your history and future because everybody will surely die because of something.. you are only lucky if you get old. Shukudi shey your prick have finally gotten short, deal with being a father and a young widower because that marriage wey you no want to do you will do with dedibodi. Papa and mama shukura life begins in a cell, you will soon understand what I mean. Case closed

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Re: Amaka Nweke: Parents Beat Daughter To Death For Dating Yoruba Muslim Boy by CAPSLOCKED: 12:09pm On Jan 10
Waterview:
what is wrong in dating a yoruba man? useless parents.

CAN'T YOU SEE HOW THE TWO TRIBES NEVER AGREE EVEN ON THIS FORUM? THIS FAMILY TOOK THEIR SHAMELESS ENEMITY TO THE TOP BY KILLING THEIR OWN CHILD. LOL.

THESE GUYS ARE TWO OF THE MOST NAGGING TRIBES IN THE WORLD.
WHAT ARE THEY USUALLY BRAGGING FOR? MEANINGLESS THINGS THAT DON'T TAKE US ANYWHERE AS A NATION.

LET THEM KEEP HATING ON EACH OTHER THE WAY THEY'VE BEEN DOING SINCE 1960, WHILE ALSO KILLING THEIR KIDS... AND LET'S SEE HOW IT WILL TAKE THIS COUNTRY FORWARD.


tungamaje:
When my son impregnated Amaka, I didn’t reject the pregnancy. I was already used to seeing them together. When it was clear to me that Ibrahim was the owner of the pregnancy, I started taking care of the girl as my daughter-in-law.

Madam, that's not how it is in Igbo culture. If you want to get a daughter-in-law, first approach the parents and pay dowries

WHAT A SILLY CULTURE. HOW MUCH IS HER CORPSE WORTH NOW?

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Re: Amaka Nweke: Parents Beat Daughter To Death For Dating Yoruba Muslim Boy by Gratefulll(f): 12:51pm On Jan 10
See how they created avoidable problem to themselves.

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