Wife of the Proprietor of Upper Class Hotel where two human heads and other items were discovered by the police in Onitsha has raised the alarm over the safety of her husband.
Mrs. Nkiru Mokwe, a lawyer, said the life of her husband was in danger and appealed to President Goodluck Jonathan and Senate President David Mark to intervene in the matter while they pursue justice. “My husband was arrested and detained at Central Police Station, CPS, Onitsha. When the Commissioner of Police was petitioned, he was moved to Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Awkuzu. My husband is being detained in a very de-humanizing condition at SARS Awkuzu, and the police have denied him access to his lawyer and relations,” she said.
“My husband’s hotel at No 8 Old Market Road Onitsha which he inherited from his father, Chief G.C Mokwe, has been demolished.”
She further alleged that her husband was set up which led to invasion of his hotel by the police upon a tip off and his subsequent arrest. She also accused the government of threatening to demolish her husband plaza at Ose-Okwodu and other property belonging to him and his family and confiscates all his assets.
On his part, Dr. M.N Umenweke, lawyer to accused, wondered why government demolished the only evidence against Mokwe which is the hotel where the human heads were allegedly found.
“These were two old rusty human skulls planted in the hotel. The skulls could have been obtained in any burial ground, laboratory or mortuary or even Teaching hospitals where students use them for practical,” he maintained.