…turns himself in to the police


By Hope James


An ex-staff of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria, PHCN identified as Aliyu Ibrahim, has turned himself in to the police to explain his reasons for beating his journalist wife identified simply as Nafeesah.

The Adamawa Police Command, had earlier on, launched a manhunt for Ibrahim who lost his job with PHCN, and went into hiding after assaulting his wife.

Ibrahim however came out of hiding and presented himself to the police stating that he assaulted his wife out of jealousy.

A witness, Blessing Tunuoh, who is also a member of the state’s chapter of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, NUJ, disclosed to newsmen that he apologized to the police for disappearing after the incident.

According to her, Ibrahim said, “I saw my wife when she came out of a man’s car and I was jealous. Before I knew what was happening, I was overcome by jealousy and I didn’t know when I started beating her”.

However, according to his estranged wife, Nafeesah, on the day he beat her, he told her he was tired of the marriage and that he had divorced her.

She stated that while packing her load out of his house, he pushed her to the bed and began to hit her with his fists, until her son held him by the leg to allow her escape.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Adamawa State, Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje, confirmed the development stating that, “the husband has been in police custody since two days ago and the commissioner of police has directed that he should be transferred to state Criminal Investigation Department, CID, considering the nature of the offence and the situation on ground.

“So as I’m talking to you right now, the state CID has been directed to take over the case and we are equally directed to gather material evidence that has to do with the case. And as soon as that is on ground, the command is going to charge him to court, for the law to take its cause”.