Domestic violence: Nigerian politician sent to prison for killing his wife (PHOTOS)


The Federal High Court in Abuja has remanded a politician, Charles Eni-Umukoro, in Kuje prison over the death of his 56-year old wife, Louisa Eni-Umukoro.

Earlier in February, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) charged Eni-Umukoro for allegedly causing the death of his wife on Monday, April 22, 2016 after he hit her on the head causing internal haemorrhage.

The autopsy report showed that the deceased died from ‘subdural haemorrhage’ resulting from two bruises on both sides of her neck. 
Doctors at the National Hospital Abuja (NHA) reported that the bruises were products of an external force.

Following the criminal charge, the family of the deceased in Eliab U.Ukponmwan of Oredo local government area, Edo state, cited complains of several incidents of violence among the two, which they alleged caused the death of Louise.
A petition by the family’s counsel, Ezekiel Ugochukwu, dated August 17, 2016 by the IGP reads below:

Louise Eni-Umukoro was born to the family of Mr.& Mrs. E. U. Ukponmwan, in Edo State on the 27th of March 1960, Mrs. Louise Eni-Umukoro joined the Commission on 22nd October, 1986 as an Assistant Economist and rose through the rank to attain the highest career position in the Commission – Director in January 2010.

Until her untimely passing, she was one of the most experienced staff of the Commission, a consummate and hardworking professional. She made indelible contributions to the current framework for regulating collective investment schemes in Nigeria during her fruitful years as Head of that Department. Her contribution to the work of the Committee on the Review of Minimum Paid-Up Capital for Market Operators earned her Commendation from Management in 2003.
Her last posting was to Head the Zonal Office Coordinating (ZOC) Department. She was entrusted with that position as a mark of confidence in her ability to lead the transformation reforms needed at the Zonal Offices. Her demise is really sad because she was already doing a great job of introducing innovative ways to strengthen the Zonal Offices.
Mrs. Louise Eni-Umukoro was a compassionate leader, a caring mother and a mentor to many who served under her. She has left a huge vacuum and will be sorely missed by all of us.
She is survived by her son, and aged mother.

Justice Mary-Anne Aninih ordered the remand of Eni-Umukoro in Kuje Prison On Tuesday, May 9, pending the hearing of his bail application.


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