A 37-year-old man, Ifeanyi Ajaero, has been arrested for supposedly chaining his 28-old – wife, Obiageli Ajaero, to generator from 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 occurred at Ewooluwo, Sagamu.
He said the suspect who is member of the already disbanded merchant Navy utilized a cuff to chain his wife who has turned out to be so weak subsequently of serious beating from the spouse.
Oyeyemi said Ajaero’s neighbors who had been seeing his continuous beating of his wife alarmed the police of the most recent occurrence and got the suspect arrested. On investigation, he said the suspect admitted chaining the lady to the generator, however he asserted that his activity was for “self-defence.” In the mean time, the State Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, who portrayed the activity of the suspect as the height of devilishness has requested the quick transfer of the case to Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Labor Unit of the state Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation.