A 48-year old woman, Mrs Onyekachi Chukwu, was on Wednesday dumped in a
prison custody after she went to the police to stand as surety for her
husband, Francis Chukwu who have abandoned her and their six children
Mrs Onyekachi’s trouble started after her husband, Francis Chukwu was
arrested for committing a criminal offence and was detained by the
police at Area M Police Command, Idimu.
Enugu State-born Francis allegedly obtained some money from one Raphael Chimaobi Ndunagu under false pretence and escaped.
The matter was reported to the police who trailed and eventually
arrested and detained him at the station. Onyekachi, the wife went to
the police and asked the police to release him to her and she stood as
surety. She promised to bring her any time the police asked him to do
However, P.M.Express reports, when Francis was released, he abandoned
his wife and their six children and fled and asked the wife to sort
herself in the station.
When the police requested Mrs. Onyekachi to produce her husband Francis,
she told them that he ran away after she was released from the station.
She said she had made efforts to bring him back, but he has even abandoned her and the children.
When the police could not bear the excuses any longer, the wife was arrested and charged to court.
The presiding Magistrate, J.O Adedayo, granted her bail in the sum of N200,000 with one surety.
The innocent woman was remanded in prison custody pending when she will
be able to perfect her bail condition. The matter was adjourned till
February 9, 2017.