Wife Of Murdered JUMIA Delivery Man: “Our Children Still Expecting Their Daddy’

Blessing, wife of late Chukwuma Eleje, a
delivery agent with Jumia, an online marketing store, who was murdered
and thrown into a septic tank, has said that their four children were
still expecting the return of their father.

Mrs. Eleje, recalled
how her husband promised the children that he was coming back home after
the day’s work with a lot of goodies for them, lamenting that her
38-year-old husband was no more.

It will be recalled that
Chukwuma was killed by three assailants at Shell Location, Mgbuoba, Off
Ada George Road, Port Harcourt, where he had gone to deliver two phones.

suspected killers, Sodienye Mbatumukeke, Excel Naabe and Joy Eluwa, had
since been arrested by operatives of the Rivers State Police Command.

the widow, who spoke on a Port Harcourt-based radio station, Nigeria
Info, explained that the deceased was just an ordinary man with four

Wondering how she would cope, Mrs. Eleje added that her husband had promised to pay their rent before he was murdered.

left for work telling us that he would be back. He promised the
children by telling them he would buy a lot of goodies for them. Up till
now, they are believing that their daddy is coming back.

“How will I cope with school fees? Our rent has expired and the landlord gave us one week and now the one week has expired.

I am hearing my husband is dead; how am I going to cope? He was just an
ordinary man with a wife and four children,” she cried.

On how,
she got the news of her husband’s death, the widow explained that people
were gathering at her compound and were telling her “sorry”, adding
that she did not understand what they meant by that until it became
clear that she had lost her spouse

“I did not know that the
news had spread everywhere. My family and I were not aware until when I
saw people gathering in my house telling me sorry. I was surprised, I
didn’t understand why they were telling me sorry,” she said.


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