uncle-in-law, Rasak Alabi, at Aga, Ikorodu, has cried out for
justice.Last Friday Alabi allegedly hit the victim with a spanner on her
head and face.
her aunt’s husband attacked her at their 3, Ile-Ewe, Sholebo family
residence at Aga, Ikorodu.The makeup artist explained that trouble
started after she got home on Friday night and discovered that the Air
Conditioner in her room has been removed.She said
“I was surprised and angry that the AC in my room at our family house
was removed by my aunt’s husband. His wife stays abroad. The house
belongs to my grandparents but because his wife renovated it, he has
been staying there ever since they resolved their marital problems.
that day I got back from work and realised that my AC has been removed.
I was angry. I picked my phone and called my sister, telling her that I
have had it. That I don’t think I can continue staying in the house. I
was still outside talking to my sister on phone, when the man from
nowhere, hit me with spanner from behind.
“He said I was making
noise. That was how he continued hitting me with the iron. I was
bleeding but he didn’t care. When he was satisfied, he went inside.
had to call my parents and uncles before going to Ebute Police Sation
to make an entry. At the station, the policemen asked me to go to the
hospital and treat myself first that I was bleeding seriously. But I
didn’t go straight to the hospital. I want back to the house to provoke
the man so that he can come out but he did not. Then, I left for the
hospital,” she said.
entry and took some men to her uncle’s house to arrest him.
“He took vigilante members (Onyabo) to my uncle’s place because my uncle
was against him. But when the vigilante boys took my uncle away, some
people who knew him quickly contacted their boss and told him what
happened. My uncle was released. But he went and got policemen from
another station to arrest him, despite that our case was already at
Ebute police station. My uncle was arrested and detained at the station
till the following morning when other family members came.
“I was on
admission at the hospital and they had a family meeting and he said it
was temptation. My bill was over N70,000. I was told he came to the
hospital and paid the bills but he never bothered to check on me to see
what he caused. Even the doctors told him to visit me and apologise but
he refused. They said he paid the bill and left.
“His wife too has
not bothered to call me to find out what happened. I really cannot say
if there was any problem between us. I don’t know. But the action was
very surprising and I don’t think I want him to go free after what he
did to me.”
Justice, Alausa on Friday, said she was determined to get justice for
the unprovoked attack on her.
She said: “The man has refused me access to get my things. My clothes
and other belongings are still inside the house. For three days after
the assault, I wore the same dress. I want justice. The police have not
been able to arrest him, I don’t know why. So, I have gone to the
Ministry of Justice so that the government can look into the matter.”