Merchant Navy Officer Chains Wife To Generator All Night Long
A 37-year-old man, identified as Ifeanyi Ajaero, has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly tying his 28-year-old wife, Obiageli, to a generator from night till morning.
Ifeanyi Ajaero, whose neighbors say is a known woman beater, said the reason why he chained his wife to a generator was because he was trying to defend himself.
The State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the incident happened at Ewooluwo-Sagamu in Sagamu local government area of the state. The suspect was said to have battered the wife following a disagreement at home.
Oyeyemi said in a statement:
“The suspect, who is a member of the disbanded Merchant Navy, used handcuffs to chain his wife who had become so weak as a result of alleged beating by the husband.
“The people in the neighborhood, who had been witnessing frequent beating of the wife by the suspect, alerted the police of the latest happening consequent upon which the DPO, Shagamu, SP Aduroja Moses, led his men to the scene.
“The state Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmed Iliyasu, who described the action of the suspect as the height of wickedness, has ordered the transfer of the case to the Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the State Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation.
“The CP warned residents of the state that the command will not tolerate any act of domestic violence no matter who is involved.”
The DPO rescued the victim and got the suspect arrested. However, the Police are yet to find out what the suspect meant by his self-defense claims.
Was he scared of getting beaten by his wife, or just using that as an excuse to justify his acts?