A young lady has been arrested for allegedly pushing her boyfriend out of a window to stop him from searching through her phone.
Adaugona Esu, 21, pushed Wilson Henry out of the window of a storey building in Ajangbadi, Lagos on July 13, 2018. His body hit the fence as he fell before he landed on the septic tank.
Henry, a Civil Engineering graduate from the University of Benin, had his neck and spinal cord broken in the fall. He died three days later at Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH in Ikeja.
Adaugona, a hair stylist was living in a self-contained room with her boyfriend, one Eto, until he travelled outside the country in July 2017. After he travelled, she began dating the deceased, who neighbours said usually spent days with her in the apartment before leaving.
On Friday, July 13, 2018, Henry was at Adaugona’s house as usual when neighbours said they heard the usual banters from the lovers’ apartment, which was followed by shouts for help from the suspect. Out of concern, some of the neighbours forced the door open to rescue her.
It was alleged 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 and said he jumped out himself.
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.