Man who assaulted wife, uploaded images in viral video, arrested

Posted by News Express | 15 May 2020 | 2,529 times

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•The battered face of Mrs. Maiyegun


A man, Afobaje Maiyegun, has been arrested by the police in Lagos for beating his wife.

Lagos Coordinator of Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT), Mrs Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi, said he will be charged to court today, Friday, May 15, 2020.

Vivour-Adeniyi said on Thursday that Maiyegun’s arrest followed a video that went viral in which he was seen boasting that he had just beaten up his wife and declared he is ‘’waiting for her police‘’ to come and arrest him.

She said a team of DSVRT reached out to ACP Gbolahan Odugbemi, Area Commander, Area J Police Station, who ensured the arrest of Maiyegun.

According to her, preliminary investigation conducted revealed it was not the first time Maiyegun would perpetrate such a dastardly act.

She said a partner NGO, HerFessions Initiative, was on ground to assist with the investigation.

“This is to sound a clear warning that the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has declared a zero tolerance to Sexual and Gender Based Violence in the State and as such perpetrators will face the full weight of the law,” she added. (The Nation)

Source: News Express

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