Neighbours of Obiageli Ajaero alerted the men of the sagamu division of Ogun State Police Command to the incessant in-human treatment meted to her by her 37 year-old husband.
The police swung into action and arrested Ifeanyi Ajaero for allegedly chaining his 28-old -wife, Obiageli Ajaero, to generator from Friday night till this morning having severely battered her earlier.
She was allegedly chained on the night of Friday 14th April till the morning of Saturday 15th April 2017.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the incident happened at Ewu-oluwo, Sagamu in Sagamu Local Government Area of the state.
According to Oyeyemi, the suspect, a member of the already disbanded merchant Navy used a handcuff to chain his wife who has already become weak as a result of the battering he earlier subjected her to.
Oyeyemi said Ajaero’s neighbours who had been witnessing his frequent beating of his wife alerted the police of the latest happening leading to the subsequent prompt arrest of the culprit by the Divisional Police Officer of the command in Sagamu, as led by Aduroja Moses. Obiageli was rescued and Ifeayin immediately arrested.
On interrogation, he said the suspect admitted chaining the woman to the generator, but he claimed that his action was for “self-defence.”
Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, who described the action of the suspect as the height of wickedness has ordered the immediate transfer of the case to Anti- Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the state Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.
He also warned residents of the state that the command would not tolerate any act of domestic violence no matter who was involved.
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