Woman Allegedly Conspires With Cultists to Attack Son’s-Inlaw


    A woman who gave her name as Mrs. Elizabeth David, a native of Odariko Igbeagu in Izzi LGA, Ebonyi State early Friday was apprehended alongside four other suspected cultist by Iboko Division Police for allegedly conspired with the gang to beat Son’s-Inlaw and his wife to comatose.
    Narrating the incident, Mrs. David told us that the trouble started when her daughter now pregnant, Mrs. Ogonna Mbam, who was sent to school ran to one Mr. Chibuzo Mbam and he got her pregnant.
    According to her, the family made several efforts to stop their daughter from marrying the boy which she accused of maltreating her daughter but she insisted that she better die instead of leaving her husband.
    However our reporter learnt that last week when Mrs.Ogonna’s elder brother,Master Nnabuike David who is sponsoring her in school came back from his place of business, he mobilized some alleged cult members numbering six and invaded the neighbouring community where Mrs. Ogonna lives with her husband and forced the couple to their compound where they (alleged cultists) tied both of them and beat them black and blue which attracted the attention of the villagers that went for their rescue.
    Corroborating the story, Odariko Igbeagu village head,Chief Michael Nwurum hinted that the villagers got the report when their neighbouring community came with the shocking news that their son with his wife were hold hostage after severe beating and they quickly swung into action.
    Chief Nwurum further disclosed to us that he engaged the village vigilantes who arrested those accused to had beaten the couple and brought them to the village playground but after their interrogation Mrs. David known for her stubbornness asked them to go which prompted him to report the case to Community stakeholders who invited police for their arrest.
    On his part,Ndiugo Inyimagu village head, told us that their son Mr. Chibuzo Mbam was reported to had been seized by some suspected cultist led by one Master Nnabuike David who is their brother in-law after he threatened him to leave his sister (the wife) but he insisted that he loves the girl.
    He said that Mr. Mbam had visited the family with drinks as the custom demanded but instead of receiving them warmly the brother in-law tied him from morning till evening when the village embarked on his search and found him badly beaten and his wife unable to walk on her own without the husband support,as such reported it to the village head who arrested them with vigilantes that handed them over to police.
    The traditional ruler Igbeagu autonomous community, His Royal Highness Eze Ogbonnaya Ukwa condemned the action of Mrs. David who has no respect for her People as such matter should be settled by her husband family and not her son’s gang as alleged, noting that he would make sure that those behind the dastardly act are all arrested to serve as detterent to others, whereas, ordered that the pregnant Ogonna be rushed to the nearest hospital for medical attention.Among those accused are:Mr. Chinedu Anigor, Jacob Nwinyimagu, Nnabuike Ominyi, Ogobuchi Mbam, Nnabuike David,and Chinedu Mbam.


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