[News and Features] Nigerian Woman called in bomb hoax to prevent husband from flying
A whacked-out New Jersey woman sent police rushing to Newark Airport yesterday after falsely accusing her husband of plotting to blow up a plane, authorities said.
Eunice Ukaegbu, 50, called cops about her hubby, Okieze Ukaegbu, 58, because she didn’t want him to leave the country without her, authorities said.
The couple had just gotten into a nasty fight.
“It looks like that marriage went up in flames,” a law-enforcement official quipped.
The drama began when Eunice allegedly passed along the bogus tip that her husband planned to “blow up” a Paris-bound Delta Air Lines flight.
BLOW-UP:Eunice Ukaegbu, above with husband Okieze, explains at her NJ home yesterday why she falsely told cops he was plotting to bomb a plane.
“He told me he was going to blow up the airplane,” she told The Post last night. “I went through his suitcase — and I panicked.”
She added she thought she was doing her civic duty.
“I did what an honest citizen would do,” she said.
Eunice, who said she’s a nurse, claimed she first became worried because her husband had been acting distant.
So she tried to search his suitcase but couldn’t open it, and then called police.
“He is a little secretive,” Eunice said.
Cops first arrived at the couple’s Union, NJ, home to question Eunice.
Federal agents, who feared her husband may be a terrorist, were in tow.
The couple’s daughter overheard the ordeal, then called her father’s cellphone to alert him that cops were heading to the airport to arrest him.
Okieze arrived at the airport in a black Lexus and wearing tan pants.
Port Authority police and other law-enforcement agencies also rushed to find Okieze, who was traveling to Nigeria via Paris.
Okieze stayed at the gate until officers arrived, then calmly told cops that his wife “had an alcohol problem” and was lying, authorities said.
They took Okieze, who had already passed security, into custody at Gate B45 at around 12:15 p.m., authorities said.
Cops pulled his luggage off the aircraft, searched it with bomb-sniffing dogs, then took him away for questioning, causing him to miss his flight.
Travelers on the plane, Delta Flight 14935, did not experience a significant delay, sources said.
Eunice claims she filed an honest police report because she suspected her husband was a terrorist.
But authorities contend she’s the fiery one.
Cops have released Okieze from custody and now say they plan to charge his wife.
He later boarded a different flight and could not be reached for comment.
Public records show Eunice previously lived in Roselle Park.
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Depression and desperation is very real in that America and most of the people there are prone to such wicked actions just to harm others either physically, psychologically or spiritual.
I wonder how she could sleep well again after exposing her demons like this. I am sure she will be forever known as a liar and dangerous psycho.
Her husband should quickly divorce her and do away with this filth of a woman !
Chei...see the kine thread gracing main square these days..things must be getting desperate for the site admin
very soon na where to find cheap tomboliquor go be main topic for this place...very sad.
To the extent that it is a crazy or unusual story involving Nigerians in the Diaspora [a majority of which populate this medium] that touched on 'terrorism', I think this is an important news item deserving of the kind of coverage given it by Nigeria Village Square and other established outlets out there.
In fact it would be careless of the NVS, or your local newsprint or television news outlet, to ignore this kind major story. It reads like you are more interested at taking pot-shots at your 'good friends' who manage this medium than making responsible, if intelligent, observation. Now that's what is sad.
Some Nigerians in diaspora are bipolar and they do not know it. And this is a very serious situation. Bipolar can be helped with drugs but because they don't know, they sit there until it turns to a more serious madness.
Look at the smiling face, it sure look like a bipolar face.
I prefer enemies to wives such as these. At least with an enemy, I instinctively keep my distance.
Uncle Sam, I didn't know bi-polar people have certain look o he he he. But sha we shouldn't use mental illness to excuse some irresponsible misdemeanor abegi. The husband even said the women has alcohol problems, so she could have been under the influence when she pulled her prank.
of course yes. Mental illness is highly rampant among many Nigerians abroad. And I mean, the average or the highly educated ones who have failed to balance their sense of reality in a foreign land and foreign culture. They will manifest it through extreme behaviors like suspicion, jealousy, malicious lies, stealing or sabotaging things and plans of other people.
Little..little things like that until one day, when the most fatal one will happen.
They will do those wicked things and pranks, but family members or friends and those known to them will just ignore it, until they act out in a such a big way like this one now here that is both very harmful for the mad woman and her husband as well.
You can notice that it was her own daughter to tipped off her dad on his way to the airport and telling him about what her mother has done. Don't you think that child's instincts have not been telling her that her mother is not well for a long time? and yet they ignored her and continue sleeping under the same roof relaxing with a lethal lunatic like her.
Hidden madness is real and alive in many Nigerian people living abroad.
Let us reason:
But what is it with female naija nurses in diaspora? Every time I have heard of really bad news about Nigerian couples, a female nurse is involved. Do they steal, swallow and digest drugs that is not meant for them?
Just looking for solutions here!
Yes oooo! they have bulging eyes and laugh at irregular times. Alcohol send you to sleep not devise creative ways to get your husband into being killed.