More shocking allegations has surfaced against Senator Elisha Abbo as sibling of ex-wife accuses the embattled Senator of abusing and killing his ex wife, Eucharia Ojukwu (Che Che) from Awka Etiti.
The sister to the deceased Eunice Tochukwu Ojukwu gave this report when she visited the Ikeja office of the Sun newspaper on Monday.
“I am the immediate junior sister of Eucharia Uche Ishiaku who was married to the man you all now know as Senator Elisha Abbo,” she declared. “His real name is Clifford Ishiaku, that’s the name we knew him till we saw the story on social media that he is now a senator.”
Without much ado, Eunice Ojukwu spilled the details.
According to her, the couple met sometime before 2009 and before they got married, he converted from Islam to Christianity. On September 26, 2009, they had their church wedding at a Catholic church in Mubi, Adamawa.
Months after, she took ill and thereafter was treating a regular ailment, not knowing that she had been infected with HIV.
“I got to know about her illness in 2012,” she said.
“On her sick bed, she told me everything that happened, especially how she got to know that she was infected with HIV.
She told me that she later discovered that her husband was already infected but held that information from her while they were dating. Unknown to her, he was going for treatment and was still sleeping with her without protection.
“It was destroying her system gradually and that made her sick.” Someone who observed the frequency of her illness had urged her to go for a general test. The Good Samaritan also paid for the test.
“This was how she found out that she was infected with HIV and that it was at a critical stage. When she confronted him with her result, instead of confessing, Senator Abbo battered my sister mercilessly.”
Ojukwu claimed the family got to know about the battering and made an effort to rescue their daughter from the toxic marriage. “We knew that he was raping our sister. He even tried to bring his friend so that both of them will sleep with my sister at the same time. She took a lot of stitches as a result of anal sex forced on her,” she said.
At a point, their father had contacted Ohanaeze Ndi-Igbo in Mubi, begging them to bring back her daughter.
“The day she finally left in 2012, Senator Abbo followed her to the motor park and created a scene. He wanted to drag her back but my father pleaded with the driver to ensure that my sister boards the bus back to our village in Anambra.”
Of her sister, she said: “She was a calm person who did not want to lose her marriage, so she kept the information to herself. There were several fights and when my sister calls me, I will plead with her to leave that man but she will refuse. She believed so much in that marriage until she was very sick. There was an instance where he battered her so much in their house in Abuja and dragged her out of the house naked. Anytime that he was beating her up, neighbours tried to intervene and he’d threaten them with a gun.”
She continued: “When they were in Abuja, he would dump her in the hospital for days, and no one would be there to give her food till the hospital alerted us and we’d send someone to her. We were in and out of the hospital for six months before she died in 2013. When my sister died, he called that he was going to deal with me that I was the one that killed my sister.”
She gave an insight into how her sister met him.
“Eunice said that they started dating during her National Youth Service Corps days in Nasarawa in 2008. He had worked for so many known politicians in the north. He visited their orientation camp and they met and became friends. When our sister came up with the story of marriage, my family kicked against it.
My family was against the marriage because they were not in support of inter-tribal marriage. We do not know much about the northerner and their culture. When she died and I posted it on my Facebook wall, her friends doubted it because Senator Abbo did not say anything about it on his Facebook wall.”
Saturday Sun wanted to know why she is coming out with the story now.
Eunice Ojukwu replied: “I want justice for my sister. In 2013, when my sister died, I posted it on Facebook and no one took it seriously. He was a nobody and I was the daughter of a nobody. Then social media was not as strong as it is now. All I want is justice, let no one be deceived by those tears, he is an evil man.”
In a face-saving video circulate on social media, Abbo had apologized to Nigerians over his shameful action, cutting a figure of a remorseful man.
Ojukwu warned: “We are used to that his crocodile tears, whenever he comes begging. Nigerians should not be deceived.”
We Have Issued Identity Numbers To 41 Million Nigerians — NIMC
The National Identity Management Commission says it has enrolled and issued 41 million Nigerians with National Identity Number as of today.
The Director-General of the NIMC, Aliyu Aziz, in an interview with journalists, said enrolment was ongoing for Nigerians in the Diaspora in 15 other countries.
Aziz said the NIN has been approved by the Federal Government as the only valid means of identification for government services by law and is a requirement for the application for a new and renewal of an expired Nigerian passport, among others.
Speaking on the challenges retarding the rate of enrolment, he said inadequate electricity, Information Technology infrastructure, inadequate enrolment centres and devices and insufficient sensitisation and awareness of the public, among others, still persisted.
According to him, the challenges are being addressed in collaboration with all the relevant stakeholders, government and with the help of the media.
“As of today, we have reached record 41 million by sheer determination and hard work. I owe all of this to the great staff of the NIMC who pushed themselves beyond their limits to see this happen,” he said.
“Diaspora enrolment was greatly received by the Nigerians in other countries and it has been going well since the launch. Enrolment is happening in over 15 countries across the world, with more countries to come on board in the near future.”
He said the plans to implement the strategic road map for accelerating digital identity in the country in June 2020 had been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to him, the project will either begin in September or December this year.
Aziz said the $433m it secured from the World Bank, Agence Francaise de Development and the European Union would be used for the expansion of enrolment centres to 4,000.
“The funding covers digital ID enrolment, issuance and usage; strengthening of the enabling law, security, privacy, data protection and cybersecurity mechanisms; as well as strengthening the IT and other backend infrastructure,” the NIMC boss stated.
He added, “There is still a need for funding on the card aspect of the programme as well as on the other regulatory functions of the commission. We are consulting with the Federal Government on these aspects.”
Aziz stressed that the commission was working on strategies to scale up card production and issuance in partnership with the private sector.
However, he said NIN was sufficient to prove or assert the identity of Nigerians anytime, anywhere.
Ministry Of Communications Twitter Handler Goofs — Tweets On ‘Indaboski’
The Federal Ministry of Communications & Digital Economy is under fire on Twitter after its handler sent out a tweet on personal issues – Indaboski!
One of the social media handlers of the agency, Bilyaminu Ibrahim Gusau was having a social media altercation with a user on the platform when he tweeted from the agency’s handle thinking it was his handle.
He had responded to a Tweet on London football club, Chelsea and in his forgetfulness, sent out an abusive tweet with the government’s Twitter page.
Upon realising his mistake, Bilyaminu took down the post, but not after some users on the platform had saved the tweet.
~ Wow! Is that not the office twitter account of the Federal Ministry ofCommunication? Wow!
~ Tweeting this with the official handle of Federal Ministry of Communication. Guy even ended it with Indaboski Bahose. wetin person no go see with this government.
~ This is what they reduced the Federal Ministry ofCommunication and Digital Economy handle to? Whoever wrote this tweet must be an Indaboski die-hard fan. Everything APC touches degenerates.
~ I know the person forgot to switch accounts but I’m worried that this is the type of English the person behind the account of the Federal Ministry ofCommunication types. What does he mean by Lampards Twin?
3 Brothers Allegedly Kill Their Sibling Over Proceeds They Gathered From Their Mother’s Funeral In Imo
Men of the Imo State Police Command are currently on the trail of three brothers, Patrick Obieshieke, Chinonso Obieshieke and John Erieka for allegedly killing their blood brother, Remigius Obieshieke, over money realized from the burial of their 75-year-old mother.
A statement released by the state police command spokesperson, Orlando Ikeokwu today May 25, said the incident happened last Friday May 22 at their father’s house in Umuolowoshe in Umuoshochie Autonomous Community in Obowo council area of Imo State.
“On the 22/05/2020 at about 0600 hrs, upon credible information, operatives of the Divisional Police Headquarters, Obowo, moved to Umuolowoshe, Umuoshochie Autonomous community, Obowo and it was discovered that the above named persons killed one Remigius Obieshieke during a disagreement arising from money realised for the burial of their mother late Angelina Obieshieke, 75 years old.
“Meanwhile effort is ongoing to arrest the fleeing suspects, while investigation has commenced in ernest” the statement read.
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