The Osun State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, has launched an investigation into allegations of husband bashing by an Ikirun based housewife.
The peak of the battery against the husband by the wife was the attempt to pull of his scrotum, the NSCDC said in a statement on Tuesday.
The NSCDC spokesperson in the state, Daniel Adigun, said that the accused, Mrs. Omolara Seriki, a resident of Ikirun, headquarters of the Ifelodun Local Government Area of the state, had reported her husband, Raheem, to the command for running from his responsibilities.
The statement, however, deposed that Adigun in his explanation accused his wife of physical abuse which had led to injuries on his body.
The statement read in part, “The couple had been married for six years and had two children. Raheem complained that he had never enjoyed the marriage due to incessant fight between him and his wife. He said the situation made him to abandon their house in Ikirun and ran to Iragbiji.
“Raheem said a few days after leaving home around 10 p.m., a lady brought food to him and could not leave immediately because it was raining and while waiting for the rain to subside, he heard a knock and he opened the door.
“When he opened the door, the person knocking turned out to be his wife. Immediately his wife saw another woman in his room, she started making trouble.
“Raheem said his wife grabbed his scrotum and attempted to pull it off. In the process, the husband said he fainted and only regained consciousness at the hospital, where his damaged scrotum was treated.
“When confronted with her husband’s allegations, Omolara said she acted in self-defence, adding that Raheem attempted to strangulate her. The wife said she became suspicious that her husband was seeing another woman and she decided to trace him, only to discover the woman where Raheem was hiding.”
The wife has, however, regretted her actions and pleaded for mercy.