Accidents and SafetyNewsShop Belonging to a Physically Challenged Person, Burnt to Ashes in Nnewi

NNEWI — Tragedy struck in the industrial town of Nnewi, Anambra State as shop belonging to a physically challenged person, Amobichukwu Amara, got burnt to ashes.

The business premises are known as “Lady Whyte Event Planner and Kitchen”, located at Umudim-Nnewi reportedly got burnt in the early hours of Tuesday, at about 2.00am.

Some of the items that got burnt in the midnight inferno included: Deep freezer, power generating set, kitchen utensils, plastic tables and chairs, one hundred and fifty crates of drinks, among other sundry items.

Distraught Amara while speaking with journalists, lamented that all her investment in the shop since she began business there in 2019, has gone down the drain.

“I don’t know why I have to deserve this, there are about ten shops in this location, yet it is only my own that the night marauders singled out to burn.

“Whoever that did this has finished me. I have been struggling to proof that there is ability in disability, that is why I am not begging for alms to feed, rather I employed a few people to help me with my business.

“The idea of whether the fire was caused by power surge should be perished because  I use a power generating set, I don’t use electricity, I believe certain persons have just decided to punish me for only what God knows.” Amara explained.

The 35-year-old physically challenged lady however said that she was not suspecting anyone as she never had issues with anybody.

On what she intends to do next, the Nnewi-born physically challenged lady said that she was looking up to public-spirited individuals in and outside Nnewi to come to her aid.

“What can I do, I have been pushed to my wits end by perpetrators of this dastard act, I can only hope and pray that affluent people in the society will rise up to my assistance,” Amara concluded.

Ebuka Onyekwelu (Staff Writer)
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