Amos Obodo, the late policeman killed by unknown gunmen at Enugu Ezike in Igboeze North local government area of Enugu State, was the breadwinner of his family, the wife, Peace Abugu, told our correspondent weekend.
Recall that the late Obodo, alongside one Mr Okafor, a co-policeman guarding the chief executive of Royal Mass Transit, was killed at the company’s workshop on June 2 2022. Obodo, from Amechara, Enugu Ezike, was aged 38. He had two daughters, Chikamso (four years old) and Dominion (three months old). The wife, Peace, is a staffer of a microfinance bank at Nsukka.
She told newsmen in an interview that, “How he died and everything about him since then has been like a film to me. I wake up every day, thinking that I am just dreaming.”
She said the late cop usually returned home weekends, and would stay for some days, and then return to his workplace.
“We miss him dearly,” she recalled. “We need assistance from well-meaning people to cope. Our last moment with him remains evergreen. That day, we ate together. It was on a Sunday.
“After that day, he left for his place of work. I recall his friend telling him not to return that day, but he insisted. I wouldn’t know if that was a premonition.
“The last time we spoke was on phone. It was the day he was killed. He had called me, to know how our sick daughter was faring. While we were talking, suddenly he stopped talking. Then I heard some unusual noise from the background. Then the call cut. I thought he was going to get back to me. He didn’t. What I heard later is that he was killed.”
She said the management of Royal Mass had rendered some help to her family.
Adadareporters gathered that the late Amos Obodo was the only son of his parents, his father having died some years ago. His mum is already old, it was learnt.
A family source told our correspondent that the deceased would be buried on 6th and 7th July, 2022, depending on the consent of the Nigeria Police. The source said the wife goes to the Enugu State Police Command on a regular basis to sign documents.
According to him, “It is after those processes that he would be buried. It has not been easy with the wife. She also goes to Ogrute Police Station where her husband served to also do some documentation. The wife is overwhelmed. She needs help to fight off the trauma and solve basic family needs.”
Our correspondent gathered that they married in 2015. Recall that the media was awash some months ago following the killing of the late Obodo, and his co-worker, Mr Okafor, from 9th Mile.
The wife could be contacted on 07032975100.