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Just In: Mother of 6, Mrs. Anulika Dies In Hospital After Domestic Violence

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A mother of six children late Mrs. Anulika Uguru from Ndiechi Onuebonyi Igbeagu in Izzi local government area of Ebonyi state has died of alleged domestic violence.

Late Anulika died in hospital after being battered by her husband leaving six children behind.

According to the Chairman, Human Right Defenders in Ebonyi State, Mr.Sampson Oko Nweke the victim, Mrs.Anulika reported a case of wife battery and domestic violence to his office against her husband Mr. Sunday Uguru on 19th April 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 25th of April, 2022 he 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.

late Mrs. Anulika Uguru
late Mrs. Anulika Uguru

Oko said he later dialed her phone number which was picked by another woman who told him that the owner of the phone is dead.

Oko quickly invited the police and other villagers who helped him to arrest the husband from hideout adding that the corpse of the woman has been deposited in 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.

“A week ago, just on 19th of this April 2022, this woman brought a complaint to our office against her husband over incessant cases of battery and other instances of domestic violations. Regrettably, there was this delay in serving the husband an invitation notice because according to the wife, he is an inter-state transporter with no valid phone number.

“Yesterday, 25th April 2022, I spoke with the woman on phone and asked her to come to my office today (26th April) by 12noon. As I waited till 12:30pm today without seeing her, I dialed her number but was picked up by a child, presumably her child. The child handed the phone to another woman who then told me that the owner of the phone I was calling is dead. She directed us to one village clinic at Sharon junction where I saw the motionless body of Mrs Anulika. We went in company of a member of GBV Taskforce in Ebonyi State , Comrade Matthias Okinya.

“The sight of the dead woman filled my heart with uncontrollable rage and resentment, I phoned the police immediately and a detachment of a Police team came but the husband was no where to be found. We launch a serious search for him with the assistance of concerned villagers and later got him apprehended. He is currently in police detention while the corpse is deposited in the morgue by the police. Starger claims Anulika drank some herbicide but does not know who gave it to her.

“He must explain what happened to this beautiful young woman cut in her prime. She spoke with me yesterday; spoke with her son around 9am today and died before 1pm.
When contacted for her reaction over 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 this report.

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