The former governor of Benue State Mr. Gabriel Suswam has been arrested in London for battery charges.
According to online source, Per Second News the Metropolitan Police Domestic Violence Officers booked Mr. Suswam into the London detention center for
several hours and a judge set a £5000 bail bound for the former governor which he met before being released.
Police arrested the embattled Suswam in his luxury London home after Police received a distressed 999 call from his wife Yemisi the former first lady of Benue state.
She told a dispatcher over the phone that she feared for her life after being physically assaulted by her husband over a heated argument relating to Suswam’s mistress Shidoo.
A family source told the police that Suswam hit Yemisi severally and inflicted injuries on her over Shidoo’s overbearing influence on Mr. Suswam.
Battery is an offence under the UK law against the Persons Act of 1861.
Suswam faces a prison term not exceeding six months.
A close family source who spoke to our correspondent disclosed that the British Police are prevailing on Mrs. Suswam to press charges against her husband who the source said is in the habit of abusing her often.
The former Benue First Lady’s trauma our correspondent gathered stemmed from the overbearing influence of Suswam’s mistress Shidoo who has taking over the former governor’s home as his wife.
Yemisi, the family source added has severally been assaulted by the governor over the years before Shidoo came into his life.
Shidoo, according to close family source in the know has a child for Suswam and that irked the former first lady to see her losing grip of her husband to a mistress who has vowed to marry Suswam.
Per Second News gathered that the former governor had repeatedly declared to Yemisi his wife that he would officially marry Shidoo,as a wife
Investigations pieced together by Per Second News reveal that Shidoo who works at NAFDAC was the go to for Tiv people trying to reach out to the governor while he was in power.
“She was always helpful to the Benue people and that was what endeared her to our people. She was always ready to help. If any Benue person needed something from the former governor, Shidoo was always ready to help, the family source said.
A close family source who spoke to our correspondent disclosed that the British Police are prevailing on Mrs. Suswam to press charges against her husband who the source said is in the habit of abusing the woman at often times.
If Mrs. Suswam decides to press criminal charges against her husband, the former governor risk going to jail under the UK Criminal Justice Act of 1988
As at the time of filing this report, it was not clear whether the Metropolitan Police officials installed electronic device on him to prevent him from jumping bail.
The governor on Wednesday on his twitter page defended his time at the government house.