A middle-aged woman in Ebonyi state, Mrs Ngozi Chukwuani, whose husband, Uche, chained to a pillar for ten hours, has been rescued by the men of the Ekeaba Police division.
The husband and the wife, are from Enugu state but resides at No 1 Ike street in Abakaliki, the state capital.
Uche reportedly fled with the key of the padlock after hitting his daughter’s head with the chain while she was trying to stop him from beating Mrs Chukwuani, neighbors said.
The Special Assistant to Governor David Umahi on security and utility, the capital city, Mr. Nchekwube Saints Anakor, who condemned the incident, 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.
“I had to send a welder who cut the chain. 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?
Mrs Chukwuani told Tribune Online that her husband had earlier threatened to deal with her because his mistress is suffering.