A man, Francis Chukwu has abandoned his wife in prison custody after she stood surety for him. The 48-year-old woman, Mrs Onyekachi Chukwu was on Wednesday dumped in prison custody after she went to the police to stand as surety for her husband, who later abandoned her and their six children and fled.
Mrs Onyekachi’s trouble started after her husband, Francis Chukwu was arrested for committing a criminal offence and was detained by the police at Area M Police Command, Idimu, Lagos State.
The Enugu State-born Francis allegedly obtained some money from Raphael Chimaobi Ndunagu under the false pretence and escaped, according to P.M News.
The matter was reported to the police who trailed and eventually arrested and detained him at the station. Onyekachi, the wife went to the police and asked the police to release him to her and she stood as surety. She promised to bring her any time the police asked him to do so.
However, when Francis was released, he abandoned his wife and their six children and fled and asked the wife to sort herself in the station.
The police requested Onyekachi to produce Francis, she told them that he ran away after he was released from the station. She said she had made every efforts to bring him back and that he has even abandoned her and the children.
When the police could not bear the excuses any longer, she was arrested and charged to court. At the Isolo Magistrate’s court where she was arraigned, she pleaded not guilty.
The presiding Magistrate, Mrs J.O Adedayo granted her bail in the sum of N200,000 with one surety. She was remanded in prison custody pending when she will perfect her bail condition. The matter was adjourned till 9 February 2016.
When accosted and asked her about her husband, she replied that he has abandoned her to her fate and refused to show up.