34 YEARS-OLD MAN, whose name was given as Mr.Nkem Iheanacho,has killed his wife as he went physical with her for alleged extra-marital affairs with men in town.Nkem Iheanacho,our correspondent learnt was the younger brother of Nigeria’s former minister of Interior Affairs, Navy Capt. Emmanuel Iheanacho(Rtd)
The incident occurred in the month of May, 2013, at about 12Midnight in their residence; No.3 Calvary Street,Mebano Area,Lagos State. According to a close-door-neighbour who pleaded anonymity, it has been quite a long time,Mr Iheanacho started accusing his wife of having extra-marital affairs with men in the town. The couple have always had quarrel, especially whenever the wife returns late, from where she sells clothing materials. It has been a long-standing case between them.
‘’On that fateful day, it was 12midnight when fighting ensued between Nkem and his wife, Regina in their apartment. The man gave her a beating and there she collapsed. We tried rushing her to the nearest hospital. But on reaching the clinic, doctors on duty, confirmed Mrs. Regina Iheanacho dead. And from there, she was taken to the mortuary that early morning.’’
Another neighbour, who would not want his names revealed, said:’ we know Mrs. Regina as a hardworking woman, patient and mild-tempered. She has been in good terms with everyone in our neighborhood here. But, her husband is a man you can hardly convince and understand. Never friendly!
Aminiya ,learnt that Mr.Nkem Iheanacho tried to calm the horrible situation, but the people around quickly reported the matter to the Nigerian Police,Yaba Divisional Headquarters, where he was detained before being arraigned at the Customary Court,Ebute Meta.On the day of hearing for the case , the judge,Mr.O.O. Olatunji, directed that the accused be remanded in Prison custody, pending when the police must have finish investigation into the matter. The case was adjourned till the end of June.
On resumption, at the court, the presiding judge, Mr.O.O.Olatunji, granted the accused bail in the sum of N200, 000(Two hundred thousand naira) with two sureties, each in the like sum.
A Nigerian lawmaker, precisely in the Edo State House of Assembly, who took to armed robbery and thuggery has been arrested by the Nigerian Police, and arraigned in court early this year.
The state legislator, whose name was given as Rasak Momoh, hails from Auchi, Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State, Nigeria. Early June,2013,Rasak Momoh was standing trial at High Court 1,sitting in Auchi,for illegal possession of fire arms, and alleged robbery.
He was arrested at Baladi Hotel, Aviele in Etsako West Local Government Area on April 20, the day the state held its council polls.Momoh had earlier been arraigned before Magistrate Caroline Nwoha,in Auchi.Mrs. Nwoha had ordered that the case file be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions, and that the accused be remanded in Auchi Medium Prison, pending hearing on June 3.
However,the court could not hear the case on the adjourned date as Magistrate Nwoha declined to entertin the suit for lack of jurisdiction.Therefore,the case was subsequently transferred to the high court.Hearing the case on Friday June 21,Justice Ada Ehigiamosoe,granted bail to the suspect, in the sum of 1million Naira, with two sureties who must have landed properties and resident in Auchi,Etsako West Local Government Area.
The prosecutor, commissioner of police, urged the court to refuse bail to the accused, alleging that he is influential and for that reason would jump bail.
But,Justice Ehigiamusoe said that the accused had provided sufficient facts to be granted bail. He said; ‘the fact that the accused is popular does not mean he will jump bail when granted.’’
With the granting of bail, the prosecutor is expected to provide a trial date.