Housewife tortured to insanity


Husband, his sister arraigned for battering, sodomy

By Esther Onyegbula

LAGOS—Policemen attached to Owutu Police Station have charged a middle-aged man, Ajisafe Solomon, and his sister, Ajayi Ayomide, before an Ikorodu Magistrate’s Court over allegation of wife battering and sodomy.

The accused were arraigned on a three-count charge bordering on inflicting bodily harm and conspiracy to commit sodomy.

Police said the accused conspired and inflicted grave bodily harm on Solomon’s wife, Opeyemi Amuda, 25, by inserting a bottle of beer and pepper in her private part, which made her run mad.

The charge further read that the accused used cane to inflict severe wounds on the victim’s body, thereby committing assault, which contravened Section 409 of Lagos State law.

Vanguard learned that the victim, Amuda, had since gone insane, following the severe beating she received from her husband and sister in-law.

It was gathered that the incident happened at 9, Aminu Toyin Street, Igbo-Olumo, on June 19, when Amuda’s husband, Solomon Ajisafe, reprimanded her for allegedly insulting his mother.

Neighbours’ story

TortureAccording to neighbours, Solomon and his siblings allegedly poured ground pepper and inserted a beer bottle in Amuda’s private part over allegation that she committed adultery and had the effrontery to fight her mother-in-law.

Vanguard gathered that the police had begun a manhunt for Solomon’s mother, said to be a prophetess in a white garment church.

The Magistrate, Mrs Afeez, remanded the accused in prison and ordered that the victim be taken to a rehabilitation centre for three months.

The case was adjourned to July 15.

Enters NGO

Meanwhile, Deacon Obatungashe Adebayo, the Coordinator of Women Arise Initiative at Igbo-Olumo, said the accused would be made to face the full wrath of the law.

She said: “This is a very sad development. It is just like the case of the Ejigbo sodomy and we wonder why they will go this far to torture somebody.

“I saw the victim and she is in a very bad shape. She has gone mad.

“She is defecating and urinating on herself. In court, she could not say any sensible word. She defecated all over her body.

“We are going to follow this case as Dr. Joe-Oke Odumakin, our President, has taken interest in the case and she has condemned this ugly act.

“We will ensure that others involved in treating this woman like an animal will be made to face the full wrath of the law.”


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