Police arrest 3 suspects in connection to assault on female lover from Facebook

Do you remember the lady who was flogged and stripped naked for visiting someone's husband at home? For those of you who did not see the story, here you go.

This is the latest development on the story. We just got the news that the police in Anambra State, Nigeria have arrested three suspects: One Mr. Ifeanyi Azotani, his wife Mrs. Tochuckwu Azota and her friend Ogochukwu Nwankwo.

According to the assaulted victim, Okafor Ogochukwu, she met Mr. Azontani on Facebook and they became friends. He later invited her to his matrimonial home in Amawbia where the terrible incident occurred.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed stated that Mrs. Azotani had been monitoring her husband’s phone conversation with Ogochukwu before she finally caught them in the act on that fateful day. She was said to have locked the two lovers in the bedroom upon noticing the strange visitor and then left the house to procured the services of her friends who came back with her and gave the unwanted guest the beating of her life including stripping and chasing her out through the gates naked.

“One Okafor Ogochukwu of Osile village Ogidi reported at Central Police Station Awka that she was invited by her male Facebook friend, one Ifeanyi Azota, to his house at Ezimezi village in Amawbia.

“All of a sudden a woman who claimed to be his wife, Azotani Tochukwu, appeared in the house with one Ogochukwu Nwankwo (female) and locked her inside the bathroom for almost four hours and left.

“The women later came back with two big canes and opened the bathroom.

“While the suspect’s friend one Ogochukwu Nwankwo, stripped her naked and flogged her mercilessly, the principal suspect was busy video-taping the incident and thereafter pushed her out from the compound naked.

“The victim further alleged that the principal suspect, Azotani Tochuckwu, called her on phone the following day and demanded the sum of N60,000 or that they would post her nude video on the internet.”

Mohammed further said, “consequently, when the complainant refused to pay the money as requested, the principal suspect Azotani Tochukwu, actualised her threat and posted the naked video on the internet and since then the video has gone viral."

Haruna Mohammed, confirmed the three suspects have been arrested in connection with the matter, adding that the suspects would be charged to court after investigation.

A source in the family who pleaded anonymity said: “The woman was stripped, beaten to a pulp and her nude video uploaded on the social media.

“We tried to intervene but her assailants stopped everybody from coming in until they accomplished their mission and pushed the woman out of the gate naked.”

“The scene of the incident had been visited by police detectives attached to Central Police Station Awka.”

Special credit to Geoffrey Anyanwu, Awka

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