The Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team has begun an inquiry into a woman's alleged beating by her husband in the state's Agege area.
Lola Vivour-Adeniyi, the agency's Executive Secretary, confirmed that state officials had visited the couple's home.
A video footage shared on Instagram showed the guy, named as Abiodun, pulling and slapping his wife, Zahidat, after she refused to brush her teeth by force.
@PJ Somie, a social media user who submitted the video, claimed the abuse had been going on for eight years and urged rights organizations to help the victim.
She wrote,“This is Zahidat, a mother of three, the man brushing her is her husband. This has been going on for over 8years now, she needs justice please she’s drained mentally, physically, and emotionally, she can’t talk any longer. Only God knows if this man has cut her tongue; this is just wickedness. This man needs to be put in his place; she really needs help please.”
The user also stated that the incident happened on Ajigbotinu Street, Pero Bus-Stop, Agege.
The woman had been taken to the Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Aro, Abeokuta, for treatment.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.