Parents beat, starve 18-year-old daughter to death for dating Yoruba boy | Theinfong

An 18-year- , Amaka Nweke, has reportedly been beaten to by her for a boy and having a for him in .

According to The Telegraph, she was allegedly beaten to death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Nweke, for dating and having a baby for a Muslim Yoruba boy in Agility, Mile 2 in Lagos.

The Lagos Command has said it is waiting for report to ascertain the cause of her death, although, angry residents of Agility, Mile 12 claim her parents repeatedly subjected Amaka to torture, including starving her during .

Amaka and her , Ibrahim Lawal, were said to have met when she was in . The later resulted into pregnancy, which her parents kicked against. She later delivered a baby boy, christened Zaeed.

Her claim Amaka went through hell while pregnant for defying her parents.

One of the Nwekes’ neighbours, Adebola, said;

“Amaka went through a lot. She really suffered. When they were dating, her parents were always threatening her.

They told her that they didn’t want her to continue associating with the boy. They used to beat her with different even while she was pregnant. Whenever her boyfriend brought to her, they would not allow her to have access to it.”

When Amaka was delivered of her baby, her parents couldn’t afford the medical . They had to call on Ibrahim’s and they gladly paid up.

After she was released from the , her parents tried to prevent the boy’s family from naming their grandchild. But it took the intervention of the of the Development Association (CDA) and some elders in the area before the Nwekes released the baby to them.

Ibrahim’s mother, Ebunola, said that she reported the repeated beatings to the . She said:

“When my son impregnated Amaka, I didn’t reject the pregnancy.

I was already used to seeing them together. On January 1, 2020, she called Ibrahim that her mother had started beating her again for collecting clothes and from . .

It was during the beating that she became unconscious and later confirmed death at the #Gbagada Hospital.”

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