While some people are taking this ongoing lockdown to have fun with their families, some are taking this period to fight and retaliate on their loved ones.
Domestic violence has always been an area of concern for people during the lockdown period for the coronavirus epidemic. One of the victims of this such of act is Rita Onyebuchi Atansi who has been thought to be used for money rituals by her husband in Anambra state.
Eyewitness account had stated that ”On March 26, 2020, a distress call was received by the Central Police Station Awka, by 8.30 am, that an unusual odour was perceived by neighbours, from the room of one Ikechukwu Atansi. The house the body of the deceased, Rita Onyebuchi Atansin, was found.
Following the report, police patrol team led by the Divisional Police Officer, CSP Chucks Nwoke ,rushed to the scene, opened the door and discovered a decomposing body of a woman who was later identified as Mrs Rita Uchechi Atansi of Enugwu-Agidi ,lying lifeless in the room. After careful analysis of the scene by police detectives, marks of violence was observed on the body of the victim and blood spilled all over the room.
“Consequently, photographs of the victim, as well as the scene, were taken and the corpse removed and deposited at Amaku General hospital mortuary for autopsy after it was confirmed dead by a medical doctor.
”Surprisingly, ,the deceased husband, one Mr Ikechukwu Atansi, of Umudum village in Isuanochia, was right inside the room with the deceased when the door was opened and could not give a satisfactory account of what actually transpired.
Instead, the husband claimed that he was injected with a substance by unknown persons who according to him must have killed his wife.
The husband was subsequently arrested and he is assisting the Police with useful information to unravel the circumstances surrounding the incident”.