Reports say, former governor of Benue State Mr. Gabriel Suswam was last week arrested in London for battery charges.
Online newspaper PerSecond news gathered from close family sources that Metropolitan Police Domestic Violence Officers booked Mr. Suswam into the London detention center for several hours and a judge set a £5000 bail bound for the former governor which he met before being released.
Police arrested the embattled Suswam in his luxury London home after Police received a distressed 999 call from his wife Yemisi the former first lady of Benue state.
She told a dispatcher over the phone that she feared for her life after being physically assaulted by her husband over a heated argument relating to Suswam's mistress Shidoo.
A family source told the police that Suswam hit Yemisi severally and inflicted injuries on her over Shidoo's overbearing influence on Mr. Suswam.
Battery offence is an offence under the UK law an offence against the Person Act of 1861.
Suswam faces a prison term not exceeding six months.
A close family source is said to have disclosed that the British Police are prevailing on Mrs. Suswam to press charges against her husband who the source said is in the habit of abusing the woman often.
The former Benue First Lady's trauma is said to have stemmed from the overbearing influence of Suswam's mistress Shidoo who has taking over the former governor's home as his wife.
Yemisi, the family source added has severally been assaulted by the governor over the years before Shidoo came into his life.
Shidoo, according to close family source in the know has a child for Suswam and that irked the former first lady to see her losing grip of her husband to a mistress who has vowed to marry Suswam.
If Mrs. Suswam decides to press criminal charges against her husband, the former governor risk going to jail under the UK Criminal Justice Act of 1988