The money would have been used for the 10 days that the woman worked for him.
The man allegedly used a hammer to break the right leg of the widow, who went to claim the money with her three-year-old son on Tuesday.
“She worked for Okechukwu Achina for a good 10 days and made a total of N 8,500, which he refused to pay her.
“A few days ago, Marie had no money to feed her children. She went to Okechukwu with her last child to beg him to pay part of the money, so that she could buy food for her children.
“But Okechukwu refused to give him the money. Instead, he took out a bundle of N1000 bills from his pocket, pointed to the poor woman and said, "It's money, but I won't give you shishi and you can't. do nothing."
“The woman, in frustration and tears, made Okechukwu leave the premises, but turned to him and said: 'You see my sweat that came out of my body while I was working for you and you decided to turn away because I have no one you ask, God will punish you.You will find yourself in a worse condition than I am going through.
“Immediately Okechukwu heard this, he got angry, rushed after the poor woman, bruised her twice to the point that she fell to the ground while her little child was crying. As the woman rose from the ground and rushed to save her life, Okechukwu approached with an iron hammer and repeatedly struck the woman's right leg, breaking the poor widow's bones. When he saw the extent of the damage to the woman, he fled his house.
"In the pool of her own blood, Mrs. Mary lay in her attacker's compound, cried and moaned for over 24 hours without medical attention and without any positive intervention from anywhere."
The Kpiri-Kpiri (Abakaliki) Divisional Police Station confirmed the incident to our correspondent on Thursday.
The investigating police officer attached to the division, Insp. Immaculata Ogbonna said they would have gone for the arrest of the suspect, except in the absence of the complainant.
She said: “We have not made any arrests, as we are waiting for the person who reported the case to our station to come and take us to the suspect. We don't know the suspect because we haven't met him in person. And the complainant's number was not reachable.
“Our arrangement today (Thursday) was that he would take us to the man's house so that we could arrest him.
“The condition of the woman, even if it was very bad the first day, is improving. And even the suspect did not show up to the hospital. So we are waiting for the man who reported the case to come and take us to where he is.
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