by Anike Jacobs
Mrs. Rose Idibia, the mother of famous singer, Innocent Idibia better known as 2face narrowly escaped death on Thursday night after she was attacked by her late husband’s kinsmen at the Amafu community in Okpokwu LGA of Benue State.
The family members are angry with her for allegedly stopping from from building them the family house he promised.
According to The Daily Post, the problem started shortly after her late husband died and the family invited the four children to inform them on what to do.
For his quota, 2face was instructed to build a befitting house where his father and also ‘grade’ the road leading to Amufu, their home town from Ojapo for easy access during the burial – and he promised to fulfil the obligations.
As a matter of fact, he sent in some money and kicked off the building project and the upgrading of the road immediately, however, along the line, the projects hit menopause and family members were left in the dark on what led to the sudden stoppage.
“When we contacted 2face, he told us he no longer had money to further the project that he would continue after his father’s burial, but we carried out our investigation and found that it was his mum, Rose that stopped him from completing the project. The mum told him not to waste his money on any building that he would not come home anytime to stay there, saying that his uncles would only take over the house once he completes it,” an indigene who craved anonymity told Dailypost. Thus, the people resorted on taking the revenge on him and his mum.
As soon as the corpse touched down in Amufu and the widow alighted, youths in the land began to jeer her, they threw stones and sticks at her calling her all sort of names and saying that she is wicked – some mockingly called her ‘Obu Michael’ (Michael’s husband).
She had to be sneaked into a room by her colleagues from Cherryfield College, Jikwoyi where she serves as Vice Principal, Admin. When all this was happening, 2face Idibia allegedly remained in his car with two of his kids, Isabella and Olivia.
Explaining her side of the story when the father in charge of Mt. St. Camel Catholic Church, Ojapo tried settling the case, Mrs. Idibia blasted her in-laws for being heartless.
“Is it not wickedness that you would call on someone who is mourning his father to come and start a building project? When my husband died, they informed my son to come and build ten bed room flat. He accepted and promised to do so, with the hope that a hug amount of money was coming his way. The building project started almost immediately but stopped along the line because of finance. So, when they called to complain why money was no longer coming I called Tuface and he said because of the Ebola issue, the money he was expecting could not come that they should hold on till after the burial. But his uncle refused that the burial would not hold until Tuface completes the house. When we finally came home with the corpse on Thursday, they began to boo me. Some wanted to kill me by throwing stones and sticks at me that I stopped Tuface my son from building in his village,” she explained.