BY: Nick Nwaneri, Calabar
A couple who allegedly attacked Cross River State Command, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Irene Ugbo are currently been detained and questioned following the assault.
Ugbo is currently receiving treatment at the Nigerian Navy hospital, Calabar.
Patriotnews Correspondent gathered that the incident happened at 39 Nsefik Layout , Calabar Municipal local government area, Cross River residence of the PPRO , SP Irene Ugbo and her alleged attackers.
They couple are owners of the residence.
Eye witness account shows that there had been altercations in the past against ,SP Irene Ugbo but she managed the situation by not reacting until Friday morning when the usual ranting took an ugly twist resulting into an assault with series of injuries oo her face , her eyes her knees , and other parts of her body.
Residents who pleaded anonymity described it as an unfortunate situation because the couple went too far. It was a situation that could have been handled amicably.
“There is a dog in the compound but belongs to another tenant (not the PPRO, SP Ugbo). There has been series of theft , car battery theft , petty stealing in the area.”
But since the tenant brought the dog, there has been no such occurrence. So many people in the compound feed the dog Including the victim.
“They started throwing tantrums since last night because the dog injured their visitor. They started making trouble since Thursday night when the incident happened”.
According to our source, when the matter started, she was calm and never responded to what they were saying until they started shouting saying she is the one who usually feed the dog to have the strength to injure somebody.
“So this morning as she was about going out, the wife of the landlord’s younger brother stopped her and altercations ensued and SP Ugbo was thoroughly assaulted with injuries to the face, eyes and knees”.
When contacted , the Deputy PPRO, DSP Igri Ewa, confirmed the incident, stressing that it was quite an unfortunate incident.
He said,the attack on SP Irene Ugbo was unprovoked and uncalled for, but will shall allow the law to take its course.
“The alleged suspect who attacked the PPRO, was identified as Mr Effiom Nsefik and the wife.