The Nasarawa Police Command has taken into custody the man allegedly responsible for the beating that led to his wife’s death in New Nyanya, Karu Local Government of Nasarawa State.
The suspect, identified as Emmanuel Ofem, was nabbed by the police days after his wife and mother of three children, Blessing, gave up the ghost in an hospital.
Founder of Network Against Domestic Violence Foundation, Edoamaowo Udeme, who made this known in a post on the Foundation’s Facebook page on Friday, expressed delight that the long arm of the law has finally caught up with the fleeing husband.
“ARRESTED AT LAST! HUGE THANKS TO THE NIGERIAN POLICE. EMMANUEL UGELE OFEM whose wife BLESSING UGELE died as a result of complications from various physical Domestic Violence attacks, has been nabbed by the NIGERIAN POLICE.
” Special thanks to the PPRO NASARAWA STATE, Ramham Nansel and the DPO NEW NYANYA, Aaron Kaura for their prompt intervention.
“The case will officially be transferred to STATE CID.
SAY NO TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE!” Udeme who has been championing the war against domestic violence said.
PlatinumPost had earlier reported how the deceased, who was a teacher, allegedly endured regular beatings before the one that finally claimed her life.
“Emmauel (the husband allegedly) hit Blessing with a plank severally, her Landlady fainted in front of our house as she ran to tell us….”
” She bled for 1 month, 2 weeks and 2 days from 3rd February 2021 to 7th April 2021 she also collected 11 pints of blood. She “MENSTRUATED” huge blood clots three times before she died,” Udeme, had quoted the deceased’s brother (Godwin) to have said.
She described the incident as heartbreaking, saying “I couldn’t sleep last night after receiving the call. She died on Wednesday 7th April 2021. She is STONE COLD in the Mortuary right now…..
“Tell me how a sane man can do this to a woman and mother of his three kids?
” Anyway, She is dead now, I hope he can REST!”