20170511

Politician Charles Umukoro Remanded In Prison Over Murder Of His Wife

Federal High Court in Abuja has remanded a politician Charles Eni-Umukoro over the murder of his wife, Louisa Eni-Umukoro, who was a director in Securities and Exchange Commission.

Justice Mary-Anne Aninih on Tuesday ordered the remand of Umukoro in Kuje Prison, pending the hearing of his bail application.

The Inspector General of Police in February charged Umukoro with culpable homicide, which is punishable with death under the Penal Code. The defendant however denied the allegation.

According to the charge signed by Kenneth Ubanwa of the Legal/Prosecution Section of the Force Headquarters, Umukoro allegedly caused the death of the woman by “hitting her on the head which caused internal haemorrhage with the knowledge that her death would be the probable consequence.”
Attached with the charge is an autopsy report from the Department of Morbid Anatomy and Histopathology of the National Hospital in Abuja, which shows that the deceased died from ‘subdural haemorrhage’ resulting from two bruises on both sides of the neck, which the doctors said are products of ‘external force’.

The criminal charge followed a complaint by the deceased family, Eliab U. Ukponmwan of Oredo Local Government Area, Edo State, where they cited several incidents of violence among the two, which they alleged led to the deceased’s death on April 22, 2016.

In a petition to the IGP dated August 17, 2016, the family’s counsel, Barrister Ezekiel Ugochukwu stated that there exists circumstantial evidence against the husband based on the incidents of the evening of April 21, 2016, when she went to the hospital with head injuries.

Marriage should not be this acrimonious, but many just live an I'don't-care life, even when things are going wrong. Wisdom is profitable to direct.

11 comments:

  1. Why take life you can't create, to even think that you killed your wife make more absurd
    #Believe

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  2. Hassan Aderemi11 May, 2017 15:33

    If eventually the husband is sentence to death, their children will become orphan & might have to struggle in life, couple should have this at the back of their minds before engaging in matrimonial war.

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  3. what is it with couples and attacks and killings as if there was no love between them both..all this happenings are saddening and baffling

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  4. So many marriages are going through a lot of problems.

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  5. Oladimeji S.11 May, 2017 18:33

    Criminal cases everywhere.but the question is that, is killing of love one the end result to family crisis?

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  6. Well deserving..

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  7. Children claiming to be a man

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