Exclusive: Former Benue Governor Suswam Arrested In London For Beating Wife

Exclusive: Former Benue  Governor Suswam Arrested In London For Beating Wife
July 01 20:02 2015 Print This Article

Gabriel-Suswam_fpThe immediate past governor of Benue State Mr. Gabriel Suswam was arrested in London for battering charges.

Our correspondent gathered from close family sources that the Metropolitan police booked  Mr. Suswam into the London City detention center for several hours with a judge setting a bail bound which the detained former governor met before being released.

Police arrested the embattled Suswam in his luxurious London home after Police received a distressed 911 call from his wife Yemisi.

She told a dispatcher over the phone that she feared for her life after being physical beaten and brutalized by her husband over a heated argument relating to Suswam’s mistress shido Imo, a former administrative officer at the National Agency for food and Drug Administration and control (NAFDAC).

A family source told the police that Suswam hit Yemisi severally and inflicted injuries on her over shido’s overbearing influence on Mr. Suswam.

The former Benue First Lady’s trauma our correspondent gathered stemmed from the overbearing influence of Suswam’s mistress shido who has taken over the former governor’s home as his legitimate wife.

Shido, according to close family source in the know has a child for Suswam and the developmeny had irked the former first lady to see her losing grip of her husband to a mistress.

Our correspondent gathered that the former governor had repeatedly declared to Yemisi his wife that he would officially marry shido as a wife and that while Suswam was still governor, the Tiv born shido was the only channel through which the Benue people reached Suswam.

“She was always helpful to the Benue people, especially the Tiv’s and that was what endeared her to our people. She was always ready to help. If any Benue person needed something from the former governor, shido was always ready to help ensure that they got what they wanted,” the family source said

Battering offence is an offence under the United Kingdom (UK) law an offence against the person Act of 1861.

Suswam faces a six months prison term if his embattled wife decides to press charges against him.

A close family source  who spoke to our correspondent disclosed that the British Police are prevailing on Mrs. Suswam to press charges against her husband who the source said is in the habit of abusing the woman often.

If Mr. Suswam decides to press criminal charges against her husband, the former governor risk going to jail under the UK Criminal Justice Act of 1988

As at the time of filing this report, it was not clear whether the Metropolitan Police officials installed electronic device on him to prevent him from jumping bail.

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