The Delta State police command has arrested a man for caging his wife in a room for four years and subjecting her to dehumanizing conditions.
NEWSNAIJA learned, the suspect allegedly impregnated her three times while she was in bondage at their home in the Orerokpe area of Delta State.
NEWSNAIJA further learned that the husband who has eight children with the victim, was said to have fed her with only bread throughout her time in bondage and she was not allowed to shower or use the restroom.
However, the woman was rescued when some concerned citizens reported the matter to Behind Bars Defenders foundation which immediately took up action on the matter.
Harrison Gwamnishu, The Director-General of the foundation, told our source that the suspect, who holds an OND, accused his wife of being behind his financial struggles which made him lock her up and subjected her to dehumanizing conditions.
The activist told our source that it remained curious how the victim was able to give birth to three babies while in bondage.
Gwamnishu said, “We got tagged via Facebook and we responded. Behind Bars, the intelligence team from the Warri office first visited Orerokpe and verified the story.
He said “She spent the last four years of her life locked up by her supposed husband. She was peeing and defecating in the same room where he fed her bread. Not the regular sweetened bread though. She gave the said man eight children, three of which she had while she was locked up by him in the Orerokpe community.
“The husband has been arrested and currently in police custody while she is in the hospital.”
Confirming the report Onome Onovwakpoyeya, the Police Public Relations Officer, said the suspect informed the police that his wife was mentally deranged and he had to keep her in such a condition because nobody was willing to help her.
Onovwakpoyeya, said, “The DPO said the man claimed that his wife had a mental problem and that she is a witch. He said he took her to her family but they rejected her. He said he equally took her to several herbalist homes but after some time, he had to take her back home.
Adding that he was single-handedly taking care of her with his little resources.
The DPO said when the report came, he took her to the hospital and the man is with the police now but he cannot ascertain the amount of time she spent in that condition.”