The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a
37-year-old man, Ifeanyi Ajaero for allegedly chaining his 28-old -wife,
Obiageli Ajaero, to generator from night till the following morning.
She was allegedly chained on the night of Friday 14th April till the morning of Saturday 15th April 2017.
Obiageli was said to have been seriously battered by her husband before being chained.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the
incident happened at Ewooluwo, Sagamu in Sagamu Local Government Area
of the state.
He said the suspect who is a member of the already disbanded merchant
Navy used a handcuff to chain his wife who has become so weak as a
result of serious beating from the husband.
Oyeyemi said Ajaero’s neighbours who had been witnessing his frequent
beating of his wife alerted the police of the latest happening.
He said swiftly, the Divisional Police Officer of the command in
Sagamu, Aduroja Moses led his men to the scene, rescued the victim and
got the suspect 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.