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Imo trader accuses husband’s kinsman of assault over market levy


A female trader identified as Chinyere Akagha, from Anara in the Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of Imo state has been hospitalised after she was brutalised assaulted by her husband’s kinsman, Boniface Anosike.

Akagha who struggled to speak in pain from her hospital bed alleged that Anosike bullied and slapped her when she went to his house to beg him to correct a mistake he allegedly made in a revenue receipt he issued her at Anara market.

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Groaning in pain, the woman who managed to speak said. “My name is Mrs Chinyere Akagha. I sell plastic materials at Anara market Roundabout. I was beaten with a stick, slapped and thrown on the ground by Mr Boniface Anosike. I went to his house to ask him to effect a correction on a receipt he gave me after I paid for a container space where I sell the market.

“He collected the receipt from me, tore it, went inside, only to come out with a stick and started beating me. He slapped me and hit my buttocks on the grounds. Two persons came and rescued me. I was shouting, running and was begging him not to kill me but he vowed to deal with and also deal with my husband who he mocked of being a disabled.

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“As I speak, I can hear with one of ears owing to what he did to me. I feel serious pains inside and my hand is badly affected. I have been in the hospital here. I am calling on the Government to avenge me. I want him punished.”

When contacted, the accused refused to comment and hung up.

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A family source, however, said that the matter had been reported at the Isiala Mbano Divisional Police Headquarters.

The Vice president of Anara Town Union, Okechukwu Uzoma assured that the community would ensure justice in the matter.