Crime: Housewife pours acid battery into her mother-in-law's food

EagleHeadline | Jun. 22, 2017

The police at State Criminal Investigation and Intelligent Department, SCIID, Awka in Anambra State have started investigation over the allegation of a housewife, Mrs Chinasa Okoronkwo who attempted to kill his mnother-in-law by poisoning his food with acid battery.

P.M.EXPRESS reports that the investigation followed a petition written to the Commissioner of Police by Okonkwo’s family through their lawyer, Barrister Solomon Uzoigwe.

The incident happened at Umudim village in Umuchu town, Aguata Local government. P.M.EXPRESS confirmed from the Police sources at SCIID in Awka of such investigation which led to arrest of Chinasa who is now on administrative bail.

Our correspondent gathered that Chinasa’s husband, Paullinus married her some years ago and they had six children despite the fact that her husband had mental challenge.

In the petition, it stated that Chinasa tortured the old woman to die to no avail.

She allegedly injected the battery acid in the beans which she presented to her mother in-law which she ate. She became sick and was taken to a hospital where she eventually became paralyzed.

According to the petition, Chinasa accused her of not dying after her age-mates have died which was a burden to her of taaking care of her becuase of her old age.

However. Chinasa denied the allegation despite the fact that, three of the larger Okoronkwo family members namely Dominic Enemuo, Victor Enemuo and Linus Okoronkwo confirmed she did so in the petition.

However, the embattled Chinasa denied the allegation and told the police that it was a gang-up to threw her away from her matrimonial home.

She said she was the one taken care of the aged woman and her husband’s relations are in abroad and she had not complained to anybody that it was a burden to her.

P.M.EXPRESS gathered that incident has become an issue in the community with some said the allegation might be factual, while others said it be a way to intimidate her to submission because her husband was not normal to protect her.

P.M.EXPRESS gathered from the police that Chinasa will be prosecuted if found culpable for the alleged offence.

Hot Comments
2017-05-26 09:03:26 Nigeria
Yep smith
2017-05-26 08:25:45 Kenya
Give the woman ample time" humanbeing can't appreciate anything in this earth
2018-01-30 07:49:21 Nigeria
2017-05-30 07:45:13 Nigeria
Der s God oooo&&&
2017-05-29 08:07:05 Saudi Arabia
Acid battery causing paralysis. I can't think far. This woman is old I most likely suffered stroke. Women oppression in Africa. I wont be surprised that her fellow women are the orchestrators of theses accusations.
2017-05-29 07:22:48 Benin
Family issues. The fact is that if you are a woman and married to a stipulated family and if the entire household does not like you, your Own is finished. I can imagine what this daughter in-law is passing through at this moment. I think i have witnessed this type of issue. Until they succeed in pushing her out, they will never rest. Please let her be. If that is what she did, let God judge her. You mortal men are not worthy to judge because you have also done something worse than her accusation.
2017-05-28 20:35:11 United States
Only GOD will judge every sinner shall go unpunished
2017-05-27 19:08:38 Nigeria
You don't know if the story has more to it than it says
2017-05-26 21:19:36 Nigeria
Since it's a family affair, where is the place of Vengeance is mine says the Lord! Let God avenge the act if it is true and take the case out of police custody for the sakes of the children!
2017-05-26 07:32:18 Nigeria
You people of okonkwo family are shameless and wicked.pls,let the poor woman be.She has bn carrying her cross with your help.It's obvious that the old woman is paralyzed out of old age,which is the simple truth.Maybe the mental instability of the husband is coursed be you.who knows? Let the woman be.
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