An official of National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), simply identified as Emmanuel, has been arrested for alleged attempted murder of a female police officer.
Emmanuel allegedly broke the jaw of the victim while manhandling her, strangled and left her in coma.
Prior to the tragic incident, the victim, who is an Assistant Superintendent of Police at D Division, Akwa Ibom State Command, was said to have been in a relationship with the suspect for some time.
It was learnt that problem started when the lady found out that the NAPTIP official is married to another woman and insisted that she could not marry him as second wife.
But on the fateful day, Emmanuel when to the victim’s house at night to pressure to become his second wife but the woman refused.
This resulted in an argument. At the height of the argument, Emmanuel allegedly gave her the beating of her life and took to his heels when the victim collapsed in a pool of blood. At press time, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Cordelia Nwawe, did not pick several calls sent to her mobile line.