A man identified as Emmanuel Opoku, has been arrested by men of the Enugu State Police command for torturing and bashing his wife.
According to report gathered, the culprit was arrested following a report to Women Aid Collective (WACOL) on 9th July,2020, that a man had poured hot water on his breastfeeding wife’s breast at Akwuke, Enugu.
On receiving the report, WACOL quickly reached out to the victim, identified as Chiamaka who is a mother of two boys.
The victim narrated to WACOL that Emmanuel Opoku, her husband was in the habit of physically and verbally abusing her, denying her and the children necessities and always torturing her.
The recent incident happened when she asked him for money to prepare food for the family, which he refused.
While she was making pap for their 3 months old baby, he took the boiling water made for the pap and pour it on her breast.
WACOL, after hearing what happened forwarded a petition to the Police Area Command to investigate the matter and ensure the arrest of the husband.
Receiving the petition, the Area Commander promptly issued a warrant of arrest against the perpetrator.
According to report, the husband has been arrested and will be charged to court on Monday, 13, July, 2020.
The mother of two, has been taken to the hospital by WACOL where she is currently receiving medical treatment.
Prof Joy Ngozi Ezeilo on behalf of WACOL, however expressed her gratitude to the police for their prompt response in the case and however pleads with Nigerians to report any suspected case of violence against women and children.