My husband wants to kill me, says wife

….petitions Police Commissioner

By Ummi Ismaeel,
Minna

A house wife, Mrs. Obioma Ogbu, has petitioned the Niger State Commissioner of Police over alleged serial abuse by her husband, Mr. Sunday Ogbu, whose constant physical assault has caused her pains, loss of her pregnancy and embarrassment yet the police have refused to call him to order.

Obioma, in a petition to Niger State Commissioner of Police, accused Sunday Ogbu, her husband of about 14 years, of trying to snuff life out of her on two different occasions after locking her and her children inside their house located along Western by-pass.
The petitioner, through her Lawyer, Mr. M. Munir Isa Esq, in the protest letter titled, “Petition Against one Sunday Ogbu for Assault, Inflicting Grievous Bodily Harm and Attempt to Commit Murder”, said constant beating by her husband was becoming unbearable and wants government and relevant agencies to come to her aide.
“That on 26th of March, 2020 the suspect assaulted and repeatedly stabbed our client with bottle on her shoulder and face over a minor issue. She narrowly escaped and she was rushed to the hospital and still hospitalized till date over the injuries sustained,” the lawyer said.
Before the recent incident which led to her (Obioma) losing two months pregnancy, Munir Isa said that Sunday was fond of assaulting Obioma on several occasions, inflicting injuries on her with all manner of items he could lay his hands on.
The lawyer further said that what was surprising was that each time the incident is reported to the police, nothing would be done by way of arresting and/or prosecuting Sunday who has always bragged to have the police officers as his friends and so ‘nobody can do me anything’.

“Our client has severally reported series of assaults on her at the GRA Police station and the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), State Police Command headquarters, Minna but surprised that the police have not taken any serious action against him.
“Sir, the suspect has been boasting that he will and is ready to do it again and nothing will happen. Our client is lying helpless in the hospital struggling to survive without an iota of care, concern or remorse from the suspect”, he said.

The petition, which copy was made available to our Correspondent, also indicates that “Sunday Ogbu about two weeks ago, after similar assault, locked Obioma and her two children inside their apartment and went away with his friend living in another compound.
Munir Isa, who commended the Police for their efforts at stemming crime in the state, wants the Commissioner to use his office “As the hope of the common man intervene by calling for urgent thorough investigation on Sunday Ogbu and his activities in Niger State.

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