While the father’s condition could not be ascertained as of press time, the deceased, Chinwendu Ike, was confirmed dead at a nearby hospital.
It was gathered that Chinwendu, who was nursing a three-month-old baby, was overwhelmed by the weight of her father, who fell from a pear tree in their compound.
She said her daughter was attracted by the cry of her father for help as the tree branch he clung to broke off.
Franca stated, “I had warned my husband several times to stop climbing trees to no avail. He was on the tree plucking pears when the branch he was standing on broke.”
“As she stretched out her hands to catch her father, his head hit her on the chest.”
“She was confirmed dead in a nearby hospital a few hours ago.”