A man identified as Emmanuel Opoku is been retained in a magistrate court sitting in Enugu South Local, for allegedly pouring hot water on his nursing wife.
The offender, identified as Emmanuel Opoku was charged for assaulting his wife, an incident that left her with severe injuries to her breasts and some part of her body.
Meanwhile, effort in filing an application for a bail proved abortive as the head of the Women Aid Collective (WACOL), Mrs Ijeoma Ezeude, lawyers, Onyeonagu and Dr. Nick Agbo and also with the assistance with the police prosecutor, Inspector Innocent Otibe, ensured that the request for a bail is turned down.
The Request for a bail, was blatantly turned aside by the magistrate handling the case, saying the case is of public interest and at such the bail will not be granted.
Meanwhile, the communications Officer of WACOL, Mrs Egodi Igwe, stated that the victim in pains, came to her office and narrated the injury inflicted on her breasts by the husband.
“My husband beats me occasionally, he abuses me for no reason, denies me and my child certain things we ought to get for our sustainability. Just because I asked him for money to be used in purchasing food, he became provoked, tortured and poured hot water on my breasts”, she lamented.
Mrs Opoku revealed that anytime she tries to breastfeed their three month old baby, that blood will start to come out, due to the nature of her wound.
The communications Officer however, said that the victim is well looked after and treatment is being provided to her, “we want to commend the Enugu Police Area Commander for arresting the husband and handling the case expertly, we hope he gets what he deserves from the law”.
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