Lagos govt arrests husband as pregnant wife faints after assault

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The Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency, on Wednesday, said it had arrested a man in the Mushin area whose pregnant wife fainted after being allegedly assaulted by the man.

 

According to the agency, neighbours rescued a pregnant woman from her husband in an alleged domestic violence case.

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The agency, in a statement, said the neighbours rushed the survivor, who lost consciousness in the process of the assault, to the General Hospital for medical attention.

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DSVA said it received a distress call on the matter from “a mandated reporter” in the early hours of Wednesday and swiftly contacted the Rapid Response Squad of the

 

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The statement partly read, “In the wake of the recent report of a seven-month pregnant woman who lost her life as a result of domestic violence, the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency received yet another distress call from a mandated reporter in the early hours of today (Wednesday) of an alleged case of domestic violence involving another pregnant woman and her husband.

 

“It was alleged that the expectant mother was physically assaulted by her partner who then proceeded to lock her in their apartment located in the Mushin Area of the state. The alleged physical assault eventually resulted in the pregnant woman losing consciousness and it took the timely intervention of the neighbours who rescued her and rushed her to the General Hospital for medical assistance.

 

“Following the reported incident, the Executive Secretary of DSVA, Mrs Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi, said the office immediately contacted the Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command, and police officers from Mushin Police Station were immediately dispatched to the scene of the incident.”

 

Vivour-Adeniyi further revealed that the suspect had since been apprehended while the survivor was still in an unconscious state at the hospital.

 

While appreciating the neighbours of the survivor and the reporter of the incident, Vivour-Adeniyi urged those experiencing domestic violence to “break the culture of silence and speak up by promptly reporting to the authorities.

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