In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 05th, September, 2020

How They Murdered My Husband, Dumped His Corpse Inside Nicely

How They Murdered My Husband, Dumped His Corpse Inside Well

Joy Aondover

The deceased and Pleasure

Mrs Pleasure is the spouse of Awarga Aondover, a mechanic who was allegedly murdered alongside along with his cousin and dumped in a properly by gunmen suspected to be troopers within the Wukari Native Authorities of Taraba State. She tells JUSTIN TYOPUUSU how her husband was killed

Are you able to inform us about you and your slain husband?

My title is Pleasure Aondover. I’m a 28-year-old housewife with 4 youngsters. We had been in mattress on the night time of July 18, 2020, when, abruptly, we heard the sound of a automobile approaching our compound. Moments later, we heard a knock on the door, however we didn’t open the door. Barely two minutes after the knock, the troopers hit the door and compelled it open. They pulled us out of bed and threw us exterior. They requested us to kneel down whereas some had been looking out the home.

When they didn’t discover something, they got here out eliminated my wrapper and tied my husband, leaving me half-naked. After tying him, they began beating him till he burst into tears. One of them went to the Hilux van and introduced a navy camouflage uniform and dropped it by his facet. One other noticed an outdated cutlass by the kitchen and introduced it. Thereafter, they snapped him and the objects earlier than forcing him into the Hilux.

What occurred thereafter?

I used to be advised that they took him to their base at Amadu, close to Takum, and on Sunday, July 20, 2020, I cooked meals and took to him. However on getting there, the troopers warned me by no means to come to their base once more. They mentioned if I used to be a person, they’d have detained me. That was how I returned helplessly.

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What number of youngsters do you’ve and what have you ever advised them concerning the whereabouts of their father?

I’ve 4 youngsters they usually have been crying all day, asking about their father. I inform them that their father travelled however would quickly be again.

Are you aware the place your husband is in the intervening time?

My husband was killed and dumped in a properly within the bush round Tor-Iorshaer, within the Wukari Native Authorities of the state. A Fulani man, who noticed how the troopers dropped them within the properly, later went with my late husband’s youthful sister and confirmed her the place he was dumped within the properly along with his cousin. She wore a hijab and adopted the herd of cattle with Fulani herdsmen they usually trekked for a number of kilometres earlier than they bought to the place. She advised me, when she got here again, that my husband and his cousin, Mr Clement, had been killed by the troopers and dumped in a properly.

How did you obtain the information of his demise?

I’m nonetheless in shock over his demise. He was not sick. He was not concerned in an accident however was murdered in chilly blood by males suspected to be of the Nigerian Military for no simply course. No purpose was given for the raid of our home, his arrest and subsequent demise. It’s unhappy that military personnel have robbed me of our pleasure, hope and love.

Was your husband on the wished checklist of the navy earlier than the incident?

Significantly, I don’t know and no one has talked about that to me. He was a mechanic and a farmer, who lived a low-profile life. I guess you good variety of folks in our group would attest to his humble life-style.

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However why was he a goal by troopers?


I actually can’t inform. The troopers, from what we had been advised, had been deployed to test the actions of criminals within the space and my husband was not a prison. None of his buddies was a prison. It’s nonetheless a thriller to me that he’s no extra.

How have you ever been dealing with the 4 youngsters?

It’s been powerful, severely. I’ve to handle my feelings in order to not paint the true image of what has befallen their father. The youngsters often cry to me, asking me when their father will come again house. I’ve lied a number of occasions to them that their father would quickly come again. And now, they’ll’t take that anymore.

What was your husband’s future plan?

He used to inform me how he supposed to see the youngsters by way of faculty and make sure the youngsters had been profitable. On that fateful Friday, he advised me of his plan to construct a home for the household within the dry season.


Supply: Saturday PUNCH

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