By Gabriel Enogholase
BENIN — Mr. Issac Omomoh, whose wife was allegedly murdered by some assailants (names withheld) in Uhenzuwa village, Obagie Nevbese in Ikpoba/Okha Local Government Area of Edo State, has appealed to the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Haliru Gwandu, to urgently take over the investigation of the matter.
He also appealed to the CP to transfer the case file from the Etete Police Divisional Station in Benin City to his office to allow for a more discrete and thorough investigation into the murder.
He alleged that those who murdered his wife have boasted that he cannot do anything about her death as they were the custodians of justice in the area and have the money to influence the investigation.
The distrust husband in a petition to the Commissioner of Police through his counsel, Mr. Olayiwola Afolabi, alleged that the assailants, who were armed with dangerous weapons including an AK-47, came to his house about 1 p.m., on the sad day while he was already sleep with his wife and ordered everyone in the compound out at gunpoint.
He stated that while he and other occupants were all standing in the front of the house, he heard a gunshot and shortly after the gunshot, they were taken to the house of a former chairman of the outlawed Community Development Association, CDA, where they were beaten and molested by thugs.
Omomoh added that an hour later, they were taken to Aro-Ogba by OPC Junction where they were handed over to a team of policemen from SARS Unit, AIG Zone 5 Benin City that was already waiting.
He told the CP that it was after he was released on bail by the policemen in AIG Zone 5, where he was detained that he received the news that his wife had been murdered.
He stated that it was the Enogie of Obasgie Nevbese who informed the Police at New Etete Police Division of the death of his wife and that her remains were deposited at Stella Obasanjo Hospital, Benin City.