manhunt for a resident of Azeez Olaosebikan Street, Agege, Babatunde
Igbara, after he allegedly battered his wife’s eyes.
38-year-old woman, Gbemisola Igbara, in the presence of their four
children until her eyes became swollen.
Babatunde had approached the victim on Monday morning, two days after he
was released on bail from the Kirikiri prison, demanding if she took
the N2,000 he kept in the room.
the intervention of the couple’s neighbours to restore order to the
household while the incident was reported at the Abattoir Police
Thursday that the 12-year-old marriage had been fraught with quarrels,
adding that she decided to endure the assaults because of her children.
because of the stress I passed through to secure his bail from the
prison over a land matter. He woke me up and asked if I took N2,000 from
his clothes. I said no. When he continued to accuse me, I asked him why
he thought I would steal his money when I spent over N20,000 and
borrowed money from friends to facilitate his release.
then started punching me in the face and my eyes became swollen. My
children begged him, but he refused. It was our neighbours who rescued
me from him. I am fed up; but I don’t want to pack out because of my
children,” she said.
beats me to the point that I won’t be able to open my shop for days. I
took a loan of N200,000 to start the business, but it has been difficult
for me to repay it because of these troubles. I have reported to the
police at the Abattoir division and they promised to get him arrested,”
correspondent on the telephone in Yoruba, denied assaulting his wife,
saying she slipped during the altercation and got injured.
true that we had a misunderstanding that day but I never used my hands
on her. She fell and hit her face on an object. I need to see you so
that I can explain better. Our families have been trying to resolve it,”
spoke with our correspondent, said they had advised Gbemisola to quit
the relationship due to the violence.
people on our street know he has turned the woman to a punching bag. I
decided to take her picture and post it on the internet after he beat
her on Monday. I want rights activists and security agencies to come to
her aid and ensure justice is served.”
Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, had yet to reply to a text message sent to
her phone on the incident as of press time.