By Peter Okutu
ABAKALIKi—A 37-year-old woman and primary school teacher, Mrs. Rachael Nworie of Ishata Amanato village, Anioma Isu community in Onicha Local Government Area of Ebonyi state, yesterday, urged the state police command to investigate the gruesome murder of her husband, Michael Nworie by suspected assassins in the area.
The victim, a patent medicine dealer was stabbed to death on May 19, 2016.
According to Rachael, the police had since the demise of her husband refused to look into the matter even as she alleged a cover-up.
In an emotion-ladened voice, she said her husband’s killers after the dastardly act made a scary inscription on a blackboard in her classroom, indicating that she would end up the same way as her husband. She said the suspected assassins allegedly drew a human skull, axe and dagger to illustrate their threat.
In a petition to the state Commissioner of Police, Peace Ibekwe Abdallah on the matter, she added: “My husband was murdered at a track road leading to Isuachara at Anioma Isu. He has been at the mortuary with stab all over his body.”
“He was called on phone by someone who claimed to be his client in his clinic at about 6:30pm hours of the fateful day.
“I have made efforts to complain to Onicha Police Division Isu, but was severally advised, demoralized by some police officers who were on duty.
“I was in company of my late husband’s Uncle, Mr. Chikaodiri Akpa at the police station when the policemen refused taking my report on this incident. I went to the police station with family members the next day but the DCO whom we met refused taking our reports, on the ground that we must mention a suspect before our report will be taken.
“I am pleading that the needful be done by the police since at the moment series of threats have been going on from hidden phone numbers”.
Contacted, the State Police spokesman for the Command, George okafor could not answer questions on the matter as he was said to be busy attending to other issues relating to his office.