Abia Widow Appeals For Protection Against Threats From Imprisoned Brother-in-Law

Date: 14-04-2024 7:30 am (1 month ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
- at 14-04-2024 07:30 AM (1 month ago)

Mrs. Christiana Onyebuchi Apugo, a 32-year-old widow from the Umuawa Alaocha community in Umuahia North LGA, Abia State, has reported receiving threatening messages from her incarcerated brother-in-law, Mr. Victor Orisara Apugo. Mr. Apugo and several others are currently detained at a Nigerian Correctional Facility, facing charges related to the alleged murder of Mrs. Apugo's husband on November 7, 2022.

In a heartfelt appeal to the Abia State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Ikechuckwu Uwanna, Mrs. Apugo expressed fear for her safety, stating that the accused have vowed retribution if released. Their trial is scheduled for April 17, 2024.

The widow recounted the harrowing incident when her husband, Mr. Onyebuchi Orisara Apugo, was allegedly tied to a tree and fatally beaten by a group accused of being summoned by his own brother over a theft accusation. The attack, she claimed, occurred in her presence around 2 a.m., while she was pregnant, adding that the assailants also threatened her life.

Following the incident, the suspects were apprehended by the Afugiri Police station, re-arrested by the Zone 9 Police Command, and subsequently charged.

Amidst these troubling events, Mrs. Apugo has relocated to Okwelle, Imo State with her infant son due to ongoing threats and hardship. She has sought the intervention of state authorities, including assurances that the murder case against her brother-in-law will not be dismissed prematurely, as rumored.

Responding to the widow's concerns, Attorney General Uwanna clarified that there had been no decision to discharge the case and assured that Governor Alex Otti's administration opposes witness intimidation. He encouraged Mrs. Apugo to formally document her threats and fears, promising state-provided protection to ensure her safety and justice for her deceased husband.

This situation has also drawn attention from local leadership, with the traditional Prime Minister of Umuawa Alaocha, Ikedinachi Moses, acknowledging the severity of the case reported to the royal palace.

The Attorney General reaffirmed the commitment to uphold justice in this and all criminal matters, emphasizing the importance of justice for peace and development within the community.

Posted: at 14-04-2024 07:30 AM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
- fineboy77 at 14-04-2024 09:12 AM (1 month ago)
 Cool Cool Cool

Posted: at 14-04-2024 09:12 AM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
- gogoman at 14-04-2024 10:21 AM (1 month ago)
Fighting your inlaw is an unwinnable war for women, but women always think they can win this war!
Posted: at 14-04-2024 10:21 AM (1 month ago) | Grande Master
- nikiniki at 14-04-2024 12:58 PM (1 month ago)
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@gogoman, did you read that the family killed her husband, the breadwinner.....she should run for her life!
Posted: at 14-04-2024 12:58 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
- 419EXHBT at 17-04-2024 04:56 PM (1 month ago)
May Thunder strike anyone who dares the widow and her child again.
Posted: at 17-04-2024 04:56 PM (1 month ago) | Upcoming