“Good day brethren, I put up an update yesterday that incurred the wrath of some of my friends and the population at large for what some considered its harshness to another member of the Nigerian community.
“In hindsight I believe I was indeed harsh. I believe I am wrong to have come at him in the manner in which I did. He’s in love with our nation like I am and like the rest of us. It was in finding a lasting remedy to our national malaise that I believe my passion took the best of me, and it was in that regard that I erred.
“I apologize for that and I apologize to those whom my update affected in any manner. I was wrong and I am sorry. Thank you and God bless you all.”
According to a report by Punch Metro, the 30-year-old woman is currently battling with a damaged jaw at a private hospital, West Care Specialist Hospital in Akowonjo, Lagos.
It was learnt that the victim is the friend and roommate of the Police man’s girlfriend, Maryjane Anyagwa. The friends live on Awoyemi Street, off Coker Road, Ejigbo. Iyobosa had visited his girlfriend in Ejigbo on Saturday, January 21, at about 9pm, with a view to passing the night at her place, but met only Oluchukwu at home.
The Police operative was said to have got enraged and resorted to the assault as the victim told him that she didn’t know Anyagwa’s whereabouts.
Speaking to a correspondent from her sick bed, the victim, Oluchukwu, said the policeman ransacked the apartment, looking for his girlfriend.
“I was not in the room when he came. As I was about to enter the room, I felt that somebody was there; I got a torch from a neighbour and shone it in the room. That was when I knew it was him. He had scattered everywhere.
“He asked me where his girlfriend was, I didn’t answer him. He asked me the second time and I told him that I didn’t know her whereabouts. He kicked me several times with his boots, breaking my jaw. He brought out a dagger and chased me outside. It was people, who saved me. The pain is too much for me. The doctor said I would undergo surgeries this week.”
Her friend, Anyagwa, stated that her relationship with Iyobosa was marred with threats and harassment, saying she was no longer interested in the relationship.
She said, “I was not around that day. When I came back the next morning, my neighbours told me that my boyfriend came to beat up my friend because he was looking for me. He thought she deliberately refused to disclose where I was.
“He usually assault me too. Most times, he would not notify me that he would pass the night in my place. He would threaten to deal with me if I report him to the authorities or quit the relationship. I was afraid.
“We started dating each other about a year ago. I later knew that he is married with two kids. The wife had warned me to stay away from her husband.”
Also speaking to a correspondent, an eyewitness and neighbour, Henry Okafor, said Iyobosa also attacked him that day when he cautioned him. “He just came from nowhere and started beating the lady. He also attacked me. I didn’t fight him because he was in uniform,” he added.
Oluchukwu’s father, Mike Ezemaduka, who is based in Abuja, said he was shocked on seeing the condition of his daughter at the hospital
He said, “It was a serious injury and she will undergo two surgeries, according to her doctor. The doctor said she needed to recuperate a little bit before he could carry out the surgeries. The lower jaw was broken. We were told that she would no longer be able to chew if she didn’t undergo the surgeries, which will cost about N700,000. The policeman’s relatives have promised to pay the bill.
“My daughter is not his girlfriend; she has nothing to do with him at all. Why should he beat someone, whose room he barged into?”
The case was reported at the Ejigbo Police Station and Iyobosa was arrested.
Spokesman of the South-West zone of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ibrahim Farinloye said details of their offences are sketchy at the moment.
“We expect that when they arrive in the country, we would be able to know the real reason for their deportation. The aircraft is expected to arrive in the country at 5am at the Murtalal Muhammed International Airport.”
Former Delta State Governor, James Ibori has been cleared to return to Nigeria.
Ibori was given the go-ahead when he appeared before Justice Garnham at the Royal Court of Justice in London.
Speaking to Reuters after the ruling, Ibori said, ”I can’t wait to go home. I have missed my people back home and I just want to leave as soon as possible.
On whether or not he’ll return to politics Ibori said, ”What happens in African politics – you are in it until you die.”
“I am a politician, I will always be a politician. I play the politics in my party and in my country for the good of my people.”