By Tersoo Achineku
Gabriel Suswam, former Governor of Benue State might already be in a pot of boiling oil as Naij reports that the Metropolitan police in the United Kingdom arrested him recently for battering his wife.
After his arrest, the Metropolitan Police Domestic Violence Office initially held him at its London detention center before a resident judge set a £5,000 bail bound for him to be released.
Trouble started when his wife, Yemisi, placed a 911 call to the police from their London luxury home to report that Suswam had attacked her. According to Yemisi, she had challenged her husband after she’d found out about his secret relationship with a mistress, ‘Shidoo’.
Apparently angered by the accusation, Suswam allegedly went physical on her, prompting her to run for her dear life.
It was alleged Shidoo is beginning to gain more influence in the life of the ex-governor and as a result, Suswam, who has always attacked his wife, increased the tempo.
In fact, a close family source revealed that Suswam had plans to even marry Shidoo.
A family source described Shidoo as a very loving woman. “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”, he said.
Like most governors, Suswam also own a permanent home in London which he visits while in the office and have now relocated to, now that he has retired.
If found guilty, the ex-governor could be jailed for about six months in the UK under the Persons Act of 1861.
It was reported that the ex-governor sought refuge in the UK after he had ruled Benue state for eight years, in order to bar the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), from accessing him.