The tortured Obiageli Ajaero
The police in Ogun State have arrested a man who battered his wife and chained her to a generating set all night.
A 37-year-old man, Ifeanyi Ajaero has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly brutalizing his wife, Obiageli, by chaining her to a generating set all night.
The incident happened at the couple’s residence at Ewooluwo, Sagamu in Sagamu Local Government Area of the state after Ajaero chained his 28-year-old wife from the night of Friday, April 14 to the morning of Saturday, April 15, 2017, before she was rescued.
Confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Abimbola Oyeyemi said Obiageli was seriously battered by her husband before he chained her to the Tiger generator popularly called ‘I pass my neighbour’, following an undisclosed offense.
ASP Oyeyemi said the suspect who is a member of the disbanded Merchant Navy, used a handcuff to chain the wife who became very weak as a result of the serious beating she got from the husband.
The PPRO said Ajaero’s neighbours who had been witnessing the frequent beating he metes out to his wife, alerted the police of the latest happening.
The Divisional Police Officer of the command in Sagamu, Aduroja Moses, was said to have responded to the alert and led his men to the scene where the victim was rescued while the suspect was arrested.
On interrogation, Ajaero reportedly admitted chaining his wife to the generator, claiming his action was for self-defence.
The state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, who described the action of Ajaero as the height of wickedness, ordered that the case should be transferred to the Anti- Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the state Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.