person_pin Okey Onwuka
query_builder August 22, 2019 17:00:27


By John Ndu :

Achina (Aguata LGA), Aug. 22, 2019 (MOI) Team of Policemen from Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Anambra, have allegedly injured a 98-year-old woman in Achina, Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra during search for vital documents.

It was gathered that the incident happened on Aug. 19, when the operatives invaded a family home of one Emeka Okpalaku in Achina at the invitation of one Esther Chiemerie Nzekwe from the same Local Government Area.

Emeka Okpalaku, a Japan-based businessman of Achina married to Esther Nzekwe from Uga, who was virtually abandoned in Achina alongside their daughter with his aged mother, Mrs Cecilia Okpalaku his country home.

Emeka Okpalaku, was, however, said to pay occasional visits home to check on his wife and daughter.

But trouble started when the husband visited home to discover that his wife terminated pregnancy for their second child.

It was Esther’s inability to explain reason for aborting the pregnancy that compelled Emeka to threaten to opt out of the marriage.

Emeka having sent his wife away left their lone daughter in custody of his nonagenarian mother.

The story changed when his embattled wife stormed the husband's place in Achina with some SARS operatives, to forcefully takeaway their daughter.

It was alleged that the SARS operatives assaulted the 98-year-old woman in the process, as she tried to stop them from taking away the child.

Sources said that the aged woman had since been hospitalised following injuries allegedly inflicted on her by the operatives.

Anambra Police Public Relations Officer, Police Superintendent (SP), Haruna Mohammed said the allegation was false.

Haruna, who gave a different account of the incident, saying that they were never formally married.

He added that the police had since opened investigations on the matter.

``The real fact at issue is that the man confiscated the credentials of his fiancée in order to deny her opportunity of reporting for National Youth Service at the camping site.

``The deadline for reporting to the NYSC Camp was on Aug. 20 with Emeka preparing to travel back to his Japan base.

``The complainant’s lawyer sent in a petition to Anambra Police Command; the commissioner, then, ordered discreet investigation into the matter.

``However, as soon as the suspect sighted the Police, he escaped through a window in the house. The police, then, used power of ingress to gain access into the house.’’ (MOI)