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Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Domestic violence: Nigerian politician remanded in Kuje Prison over murder of his wife (photos)

Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday, May 9, remanded a politician Charles Eni-Umukoro over the murder of his wife, Louisa Eni-Umukoro, who was a director in the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) in February charged Umukoro with culpable homicide, which is punishable with death under Section 221 of 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.

“Louise Eni-Umukoro was born to the family of Mr. & Mrs. E. U. Ukponmwan, in Edo State on the 27th of March 1960, Mrs. Louise Eni-Umukoro joined the Commission on 22nd October, 1986 as an Assistant Economist and rose through the rank to attain the highest career position in the Commission – Director in January 2010,” the statement said.

“Until her untimely passing, she was one of the most experienced staff of the Commission, a consummate and hard working professional. She made indelible contributions to the current framework for regulating collective investment schemes in Nigeria during her fruitful years as Head of that Department. Her contribution to the work of the Committee on the Review of Minimum Paid-Up Capital for Market Operators earned her Commendation from Management in 2003.

“Her last posting was to Head the Zonal Office Coordinating (ZOC) Department. She was entrusted with that position as a mark of confidence in her ability to lead the transformation reforms needed at the Zonal Offices. Her demise is really sad because she was already doing a great job of introducing innovative ways to strengthen the Zonal Offices.

“Mrs. Louise Eni-Umukoro was a compassionate leader, a caring mother and a mentor to many who served under her. She has left a huge vacuum and will be sorely missed by all of us.
“She is survived by her son, and aged mother"

28 comments:

Gabriel said...

the man looks too old be involved in domestic violence, he is supposed to be the one advising

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young men not to hit their wives, he know his wife is on the older side and he hit her.

Anonymous said...

If she was 56 when she died, her husband was probably older. So a 60 year old man for example has not learnt to control his anger at that age. Women please learn from this - GET OUT WHILE YOU CAN

Vivian Reginalds said...

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RareSpecie Z said...

Hang him if found Guilty.

Anonymous said...

Chai! Those criticing Mercy Aigbe should cover their eyes in shame. If only this poor woman had walked out of her marriage early enough , probably she would still be alive today, even to tell her story on Domestic Violence she suffered from her husband. RIP Ma'am

Chop Chop said...

Why?

Agbomen said...

Such a lovely woman. Very sad. Let the full weight of the Law come down on that animal, that calls himself a husband. What in God's name is wrong with some men?!! Why not divorce her?.

uniquechic said...

oh my God ds violence is too much...such an learned woman who would have simply walked away from such a violent marriage..
haa!!!

Pee said...

What a bad example considering their age. May her soul rest in peace.

ken christy said...

This domestic violence is what is reigning now! May GOD help us and save of from this evil men called wife beaters!!! Rip Mrs Louise Eni-Umukoro.

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Na wa o


... Merited happiness

Nnenne George said...

Killing is way too far. He supposed to rot in hell..

Sammy J said...

Hmmmm...this world

Dede said...

God save us from mad men. And of course, there are people who will ask "well, what did she do to make him angry?" Those are the mad men that I'm asking God to save me from.

Baviral said...

It's well in Jesus name. She could have seen it coming but maybe out of love or protecting reputation must have caused her to lose her life... My advise to all single ladies out there if your boyfriend slaps or hit you in your relationship and he's always begging you back with gifts pls run for your life now cos if you eventually get married to him you'll become a punching bag.. And to the married who fell victim of marrying a bully. It's better you seek counsel or get separated and live a healthy lifestyle than dying in silence.

Anonymous said...

Any form of violence is too far. Today or starts with a slap, soon after, relatives are identifying bodies in the mortuary.

Anonymous said...

Hmm! Do is so rampant these days

Genevieve Okoroigbo said...

Domestic violence really getting out of hand this 21st century.is well.

Anonymous said...

Nigerian women pls wise up.if u are going thro domestic violence pls quit dont mind what names people will call u as long as u still have ur lives.

Boukie Oluranti said...

THATS VERY TRUE.ITS SO EASY FOR PPLE TO CRITICISE TALK IS CHEAP.THIS WOMAN DIED,MERCY IS SO BLESED DT SHE CAN TELL HER STORY.IF ONLY SOME PPLE CAN LEARN TO BE OBJECTIVE WHEN ISSUES COME UP.LIFE WILL BE BETTER THAN THIS.TANK YOU.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm...this 'what would people say ' is killing lots of women o! #leavetolive

Anonymous said...

You hit your wife in anger, you kill her and you think you are a man? You're sub human.

All you men who hit your wives out there, if justice doesn't get you on earth, God is waiting for you and you're hell bound so don't even think of heaven and don't bother praying to God if you believe in Him as He won't be listening to you or your prayers. Check your bible if you don't believe me.

Spousal violence can't be acceptable in any way or form! Stop hiding behind our incompetent legal system, there is change coming and more prosecutions are coming.

Going off now to hug my wife tell her I love her and will never hit her

Anonymous said...

Touch my sister and I will touch your life in such a way you will regret ever meeting her or her family

Anonymous said...

Wife beating and now wife killing, appears to be a secret national pastime in Nigeria
I can't believe I'm still hearing people say women should stay in a violent environment. Will you stay in a burning house because you built it?

Barbiedear Barbiedear said...

He MUST also be killed you law to set as an example to the rest. What have women done to be treated like this? The government is not taking this serious either. ENOUGH

Anonymous said...

I keep saying it oooo THERE IS NO JUSTIFICATION FOR ANYONE TO BEAT UP ANYONE, wife, husband, child, stranger, thief, prostitute etc.
It is a savage act and tells alot about the person who is violent - might be anger issues, self confidence issues, inferior complex, insanity, total disregard for life and well being etc.
Taking on the role of Mr. corrector with your fist is a sign of immense weakness and personal failure.If society continues to blame women will "What did she too do" then death will continue in our homes because we are empowering the abusers.
Once a man starts to hit, it is only the grace of God that can make him stop. I support #leavetolive.


Anonymous said...

You are very right.

Anonymous said...

For every offence there is a punishment. The law will take its course and justice will be served. Domestic violence must stop!

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