Justice Mary Abounu, wife of the Benue State deputy governor, Engineer Benson Abounu, reportedly slapped her police orderly, Inspector Jane Agbo, over an accusation that she was having a secret sexual relationship with her husband.
According to NIGERIAN CONCORD, the assault took place at the deputy governor’s lodge, Makurdi.
The newspaper reported that, the incident has made the Nigeria Police Command in the state to redeploy the officer back to Otukpo Division.
Mrs Abounu had accused her police orderly, Inspector Jane Agbo, who started working with her as an Orderly since when she was a court judge, of sleeping with the deputy governor.
Report has it that the Benue second lady had at several times confronted her police orderly, asking her to confess if the rumour she was receiving that she was sleeping with her husband was true or not.
Inspector Jane Agbo, a single lady, has denied the allegation and tried on several occasions to make her madam believe that there was nothing between her and the deputy governor.
The straw that finally broke the camel’s back happened recently when, the deputy governor’s wife couldn’t hold her peace.
It was gathered that, on that fateful day, Mrs Abounu allegedly asked the orderly to wait behind after their schedules for the day.
While Inspector Agbo was waiting, Mrs Abounu came to her and threatened to assault her openly if she didn’t confess to the lingering rumour that she was sleeping with her husband secretly.
It was during a heated argument between the two, that Mrs Abounu slapped Inspector Jane Agbo several times, after which, she ordered her out of the deputy governor’s lodge.
It was gathered that, Mrs Abounu left a serious instruction that the female Orderly shouldn’t be allowed into the lodge again.
As instructed, the security operatives at the deputy governor’s lodge turned the police orderly back when she came to resume her duties the following morning.
On hearing that, Inspector Jane Agbo returned to Benue Command headquarters in Makurdi, where she was told of her immediate redeployment to Otukpo Divisional Police Headquarters.
When contacted on Sunday, through telephone, Inspector Agbo confirmed her redeployment as a result of the heated argument and assault she got from the deputy governor’s wife, two weeks ago.
She said it was sad that a woman she had been serving as police orderly since when she was a high Court Judge could be saying all sorts of “rubbish” about her.
Jane stressed further that, she wondered why Mrs Abounu could be accusing her of dating her husband, adding that the deputy governor isn’t her type of man.
Her words: “I wonder why this woman (Mrs Abounu) is saying all sorts of rubbish just to tarnish my image.
“I have never had any sexual relationship with her husband, and again the man is not even my taste if at all I want to date anyone.
“Although I am a single lady but I can take you or anyone to see my boy friend, and when you see him, you will quickly agree with me that the deputy governor is not my taste”.
Asked why she didn’t force her way back into the Government House as Mrs Abounu’s Police Orderly, Inspector Agbo said, she didn’t, because she was tired of working with her erstwhile boss.
She added that, she had been tolerating Mrs Abounu’s excesses right from the time she was serving as her orderly at the high Court.
Agbo said she believed the deputy governor’s wife was just telling lies and making false accusations against her over nothing.
She said: “It is a greater sin to maliciously lie against someone than to kill him or her. I have handed madam over to God to do the right judgment.
“I am glad about my redeployment because, I am tired of working with a devilish and wicked person like her.
“Let her continue her lies against me but I know at the right time, God will vindicate me. To God who made me, I didn’t have any secret affair with her husband, the deputy governor.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Governor, Engr. Benson Abounu has threatened to make life unbearable for his wife, if she failed to send her current Orderly packing and bring Inspector Jane Agbo back.
According to Abounu in a heated argument he reportedly had with his wife last weekend, Jane has been a very trusted and reliable police officer over the years.
The newspaper, however, reported that, the deputy governor only wanted the former orderly back, as a way to prevent her from divulging some of the family and government secrets at her disposal.