Mrs Torkwase Queen Awuna has died on December 24, after she was allegedly brutally beaten by her husband Lorember Ade, a police officer in the Operation Department of Benue State Police Command in Makurdi, Benue State.
According to Boldness Deterhama, who is her brother, he said after the beating, she was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Makurdi but later taken to Benue State University Teaching Hospital Makurdi, where she finally died on Christmas Eve, December, 24.
The deceased had been a victim of domestic abuse since her marriage to Ade. She suffered a miscarriage after one of his numerous assaults. Shortly after the incident, she took in again and delivered a set of twins but one died shortly after few hours later due to beatings she received all through the pregnancy.
Meanwhile, in 2015, police officers locked up the deceased, with her then five month-old-baby into jail, after she fought with her husband’s lover Jennifer Usu.
It was gathered that Torkwase was in the room with her husband when Jennifer, who also had a baby by the police officer, came into the house to see him. A fight ensued between the two women during which Jennifer brought out a razor blade to cut Torkwase, but she managed to snatch the weapon from her and slashed Jennifer’s face with it. Jennifer was rushed to a hospital by Torkwase’s policeman husband.
After the treatment, she reported the case to B Division police station and Torkwase was subsequently arrested.
Deterhama is calling on concerned authorities to ensure that justice is done for his sister, otherwise the family will take law into their hands.