Tortured body of the late Mrs Uguru
By Nweze Anaga, Abakaliki
Tragedy has struck in Ebonyi State as a mother of six, Mrs. Anulika Uguru, from Ndiechi Onuebonyi Igbeagu in Izzi Local Government Area, has been allegedly beaten to death by her husband, Mr. Sunday Uguru.
The late woman was said to have reported her plight of continous beating by her husband to the Chairman, Human Right Defenders in Ebonyi State, Mr. Sampson Oko Nweke, on April 19, 2022; but killed by her husband on April 25, 2022 before help could come from the Human Rights Defenders.
Reacting to the woman’s death, the Chairman, Human Right Defenders in Ebonyi State, Mr. Sampson Oko Nweke, confirmed her death.
Nweke narrated: “The victim, Mrs. Anulika Uguru, reported a case of wife battery and domestic violence to my office against her husband, Mr. Sunday Uguru, on April 19, 2022 but there was delay in serving notice of invitation to her husband because of invalid phone number.
“In a bid to intervene over the matter, on April 25, 2022, I spoke with the woman on phone in the morning inviting her to office for other actions to be taken but after waiting for many hours in the afternoon, she didn’t come. I later dialed her phone number which was picked by another a woman who told me that the owner of the phone was dead.
“I quickly invited the police and other villagers, who helped me to arrest the husband from his hideout. The corpse of the woman had been deposited in a mortuary.
“This woman lying dead here is Mrs Anulika Uguru, a mother of six boys. She is from Ndiechi Onuebonyi Igbeagu, married to Mr Sunday Uguru (a.k.a Starger) of Ekeru Inyimagu community, all in Izzi LGA of Ebonyi State.”
Meanwhile, the husband is currently in police detention while the corpse is deposited in the morgue by the police.
Starger claimed that Anulika drank some herbicide but did not know who gave it to her.
When contacted for her reaction on the matter, the Police Public Relations officer in Ebonyi State, DSP Loveth Odah, did not respond to her calls as at the time of filling the report.