Wednesday, 20 August 2014

NSCDC parades man for allegedly killing concubine

The Abia State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has paraded a 45-year-old man for allegedly killing his concubine on the suspicion that she was dating another lover.

The suspect, Nwokeoma Ohuaba, a native of Akpama Ugba in Osisioma Local Government Area of the state was said to have been infuriated by the victim’s infidelity as he caught her with another man during an unscheduled visit.

He was said to have hit her in the head with a piece of iron in the ensuing altercation as he attempted to confront her while the alleged intruder fled.

Public Relations Officer of NSCDC in the state, Victor Ogbonnaya, who paraded the suspect on behalf of the State Commandant, Andy Dateer, said that the arrest was made following a tip-off.

He gave the victim’s name as Charity Onwutaebe, a widow and mother of three.

According to NSCDC, the suspect accused the victim of attacking him first but could not withstand his superior response, thus collapsing instantly as they fought each other.

She was said to have died later in a hospital at Obingwa where the suspect had hurriedly rushed her claiming she had a domestic accident.

According to NSCDC, when the suspect noticed that the victim might not survive, he disappeared and refused to come for her, but the hospital management tricked him by telling him that she had recovered and needed provision and food and when he came, he was arrested.

NSCDC said the suspect would be handed over to the police for further investigations and prosecution. Later in an interview, the suspect claimed that the deceased was his wife and not his concubine as alleged by NSCDC, adding that he married her after the death of his first wife.

He said they were quarrelling over a phone when she first hit him with the iron but when he retaliated she collapsed.

The suspect also denied absconding but explained he only went to mobilise for funds after making an initial deposit of N5, 000 out of the N10, 000 he was asked to pay, but upon his return, the victim had passed on.


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