2nd June, 2011
The Embassy of Nigeria in Germany said on Wednesday that the German authorities have commenced investigation into the shooting of a Nigerian, Mrs. Christy Schnudeck, allegedly by a policewoman.
The Europe correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that Schnudeck, who was from Edo, was shot at a job centre in Frankfurt by a policewoman, when she went to the facility to collect welfare claims.Â
Embassy sources told NAN in a telephone interview that the German authorities were unwilling to engage the mission on the matter because the deceased had a German passport.
â€œWhen the information got to us, we consulted with the host authorities but we were told that the deceased was a German citizen and that they were already investigating the matter,â€ the source said.
The source however, added that in spite of this the embassy would continue to monitor the investigation to ensure that justice was done.
According to the sources, unconfirmed reports indicated that the deceased, who was mentally challenged, had stabbed a police woman at the job centre for homeless people and those with addiction problems.Â â€œThe Police woman was said to have reportedly responded to the stabbing by shooting her dead,â€ the sources added.
It is, however, not clear if her relations in Nigeria are in the picture of what happened to her in Germany.
My wife beats me regularly, 75-year-old man tells courtÂ Â A 75-year-old herbalist, Mr. Ramon Adejare, on Thursday told an Abeokuta Customary Court Grade II that his wife, Ramota, had turned him into a punching bag in his home.Â
Adejare told the court that they had been married for four years and were blessed with a three-year-old child.Â The appellant, who sought the dissolution of the marriage on grounds of frequent fighting, provocation and threats to life, said the situation in their matrimonial home had become worrisome.
He alleged that Ramota used to beat him at the slightest provocation and that she always fought with everyone in their neighborhood.Â The situation, he said, had forced them to change accommodation on many occasions.Â He further said that he had dragged his wife to the police station on several occasions as a result of her unbecoming attitude.Â
â€œRamota will not stop at beating me at home; she fights everyone in our neighborhoods and because of her behaviour, we had been ejected from four different apartments.Â â€œI have never seen someone who is as stubborn as Ramota in my life; I think she wants to kill me and I must act fast to stop her from accomplishing her mission,â€˜â€™ he said.Â
Adejare, who pleaded with the court to save his life, therefore, sought for the dissolution of the four-year-old union.Â
Reacting, Ramota, 38, denied Ramonâ€™s claims that she fights regularly with everyone in their neighbourhood, but admitted beating her husband during domestic scuffles.Â â€œIt is true that I beat him; when two persons fight, it is natural that one will be more powerful than the other; this is the case my lord,â€ she told the court.Â
Ramota said that they were living in peace until her husband decided to marry another wife, a development which she said led to their disagreement and frequent fighting.Â In his judgment, the President of the court, Chief Ishola Fajebe, said that it was evident that the union had hit the rocks.
Â Ishola, who expressed disappointment with the inability of the court to reconcile the estranged couple, dissolved the marriage accordingly and granted the custody of the child to Ramota.Â
He ordered Adejare to be paying N3,000 monthly to the courtâ€™s registry beginning from July 5, for the upkeep of the child.Â The judge also warned them to maintain peace, and said that anyone, who acted contrary to the judgment would be prosecuted.