A middle-aged woman, Mrs Ngozi Chukwuani who was chained to a pillar for ten hours by her husband, Uche has been rescued in Ebonyi State.
Neighbours told our correspondent that Uche hit his daughter’s head with the chain while she was trying to stop him from beating Mrs Chukwuani.
Both couple hails from Enugu State but resides at No 1 Ike street in Abakaliki, the state capital. The husband reportedly fled with the key of the padlock.
Mrs Chukwuani was said to have been rescued by men of the Ekeaba Police division.
The Special Assistant to Governor David Umahi on security and utility, the capital city, Mr. Nchekwube Saints Anakor, on Tuesday, who condemned the incident also instructed a welder to remove the chains from Mrs Chukwuani, adding that the suspect would be apprehended and prosecuted.
Anakor said: “This evening (Tuesday) at no.1 Ike street, Mr Uche Chukwuani chained his wife to a pillar in their building and ran away with the key. Thanks to Ekeaba police whose timely response saved the situation.
“One question kept on coming to my mind, what did this woman do to warrant being chained like a dog by her own husband. Does whatever transpired warrant such dehumanization”? He said
“Always be careful in what you do for ignorance is no excuse in law.