Herbert Omonkhegbele, whose wife, Vivian, was allegedly pushed to death by an employee of a microfinance bank in the Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State over a debt of N75,000 has demanded for N8m in damages.
The demand is contained in an interview Mr Omonkhegbele granted Punchng where he gave his own account of how the mother-of-six allegedly died from push by the aggressive debt collectors, who reportedly went away with the family’s newly-bought Plasma TV.
The 55-year-old widower told the publication that he is not in want of pressing charges against the said killers but only desired them to pay N8m to the family in compensation, saying, “I want to bury my wife on time. I don’t want her to remain in the mortuary any longer. I’m from Edo State and my wife is from Anambra State. So, if they (microfinance bank) can buy all the necessary things I need to carry out the burial rites, there will be no problem. I don’t want a court case. Let them buy the necessary things for the burial. Also, I have six children and my wife was supporting me in taking care of them. Let the bank do something for me so that life can continue.
“If we calculate it, N8m will not cover the whole expenses. We will buy a casket and land, and hire a hearse to move her corpse from here (Ogun) to Edo for the burial. We have to settle the children.”