The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 37 year old man, Ifeanyi Ajaero for allegedly battering and chaining his 28-year-old wife, Obiageli, to a generating set from nightfall till dawn.
The incident occurred Ewooluwo Sagamu in Sagamu Local government of the state.
A statement by the Command's Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspect used hand-cuff to chain his wife who had become weak as a result of severe beating.
According to Oyeyemi, "the people in the neighborhood who had witnessed frequent beatings of Obiagelli by her husband, alerted the police over the latest incident, consequent upon which the DPO of Sagamu division, SP Aduroja Moses, led his men to the scene, rescued the victim and got the suspect arrested".
The police spokesperson noted that on interrogation, Ajaero admitted chaining the woman to a generator, but claimed his action was in self defence.
Ogun Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, while describing the suspect's action as "an 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.