A man identified as Wilson Henry has died after his 21-year-old girlfriend, Adaugona Esu, allegedly pushed him from the window of a storey building to prevent him from searching through her phone.
According to a report by Vanguard, the deceased, a Civil Engineering graduate from University of Benin, had his neck and complete spinal cord broken , as he landed on the fence of the building before resting on the septic tank.
He died three days later at Lagos State University Teaching Hospital , LASUTH in Ikeja. The suspect, a hair stylist was living in a self-contained room with her boyfriend, one Eto, until he traveled outside the country in July 2017.
Along the line, she started dating the deceased, who neigbours said usually spent days with her in the apartment before leaving.
Tragedy, struck on July 13, 2018 , after neigbours said they heard the usual banters from the lovers’ apartment, which was followed by shout of help from the suspect. .
Out of concern, some of the neighbours, banged on the door and in the process, forced it open, to rescue her. There was however allegation that Roy, one of the male tenants who entered the apartment, assisted Ada to throw Henry out of the window. .
But in an interview with the suspect, she denied pushing Henry out of the window, insisting rather that he jumped out himself.
According to her:
“He came in drunk that night and wanted to collect my phone to search it but I refused.
As I was struggling the phone with him, he started beating me and I shouted for help. At a point, I could not shout any more. When the door was forced opened by neigbours who came to my rescue, Henry ran into the bedroom and jumped out of the window.
I did not push him. If I did, there would have been cracks on the window. He actually jumped out because he was afraid of Roy.”