FAMILY BLAMES DAUGHTER’S DEATH ON BOYFRIEND; DEMANDS FOR JUSTICE.
Chinwe Ugele, Umuahia.
The family of Mr. Uduma Otenkwa Agwu has accused one Agwu Ukoha Nwaojo of being responsible for the death of their daughter, Rose.
The 24 years old lady, was allegedly killed by her boyfriend with pregnancy shielded from her family until her sudden demise.
The family therefore wants the Nigerian police to as a matter of urgency charge the matter to court without further delay.
The deceased was said to have been battered by Agwu Ukoha Nwaojo, her ex-boyfriend on the 12th of January, 2019 even with pregnancy.
According to the elder brother to the deceased, Mr. Iche Otenkwa an indigene of Oboro in Ohafia Local Government Area of Abia state, who described the sudden death of his sister as a rude shock to the entire family, the late Rose was registered to train as an auxiliary nurse at a private hospital in Asaga, Ebem Ohafia few months ago and was rented an accommodation in the same town.
He said the family had no idea that she got pregnant for the boyfriend and also moved in with him after the said hospital expelled her,
Mr. Ofenkwa revealed that the family later learnt that their sister died as a result of possible internal bleeding and she might have suffered from the beatings the boyfriend gave her before been taken to an unknown hospital in the area.
He also accused the boyfriend and a nurse on-duty at the hospital of conspiring to kill his sister.
Already, the duo have been arrested by the Abia state Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Area Command Umuahia where they are been detained pending the conclusion of investigations.
To ensure justice is served, the father of the deceased, Mr. Otenkwa Uduma Agwu (a peasant farmer) is appealing to the police not to deny them access to justice.
Uduma Agwu who corroborated his son’s account, said police should allow the case be handled by the court to allow justice takes its course, saying justice delayed is justice denied.
Coordinator of the Legal Aid Council Abia State, Barr. Martha Egwu Igu who is collaborating with the CID police said the council will not give up until justice is seen to have been served.
The Legal Aid boss, has also urged the CID department of the Nigerian Police to expedite action and charge the case to court in-order to allow justice take its final course.
The remains of late Rose has been deposited at a hospital mortuary in Ohafia Local Government Area pending the determination of the case.