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In-Law Who Forced Widow To Drink Corpse’s Bathwater Arraigned



One Albert Eligbue, a native of Atani in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra, has been arraigned for allegedly forcing a widow,Mrs Patricia Eligbue, to drink the water used in washing the husband’s corpse.

According to Punch, The defendant, who is the brother-in-law of the widow, was arraigned on Thursday on five counts before the Children, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Court in Awka.

He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The presiding chief magistrate, Genevieve Osakwe, stated that since the offence was a bailable one, the court would consider the bail application for the defendant.

The court granted Eligbue bail in the sum of N500,000.

Eligbue was also mandated to provide a reliable surety in the like sum, who must be either a traditional ruler of Atani, the Onowu, or the President-General of the Atani community, with two recent passport photographs, and a valid means of identification, among other requirements.

The defendant was remanded at the Nigerian Correctional Centre, Awka, and the case was adjourned further till June 7, 2023, for hearing.

Punch Online

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