A lady Known as mama Tony (popularly known as Iron lady) have called out to the police to come to her aid after her husband almost killed her with serious beating because she Mistakenly slapped him during a little quarrel they had.
She told the police men at the police division in ibusa, oshimili north local government area, Delta State in Nigeria. That her husband was a dipsomaniac (an uncontrollable drunkard) and that he spends all the money he makes drinking with his friends while her and her children could barely feed twice a day.
The 38-year old mama tony is married to 47-year old Mr Stephen and they have 2 kids, Tony and Monica. They’re residents at Ochei Estate in Ogboli quarters ibusa, Delta State.
According to neighbors, this was not the first time Mr tony was seen beating his wife. Sometimes he beats both her and children and warns neigbours not to interfer in his family matters. Narrating what led to the latest incident that made her run to the police.
Mama Tony Said;
“This is not the first time my husband is beating me Mercilessly, sometimes after beating me he will call the kids out and flog them at their buttocks with his belt for siding with their mother. Yesterday he came back drunk and dirty, I figured he must have had so much drink that he only managed to walk him home and he must have fallen into a road-side gutter on hid way home.
While at the gate, I told him I couldn’t allow him enter the house like that, that it would be a disgrace to appear like that in front of his kids.
I told him that since it’s late already, he would have to bath outside first before entering the house. He refused and insisted with his barely audible voice that he must enter the house whether I like it or not.
He was smelling and irritating, so when he tried to push me out of the way I pushed him back, and slapped him. I then started crying and asking him why he has decided to bring shame to our family. And that was how he started beating me, he is a very strong man, and so I couldn’t even escape from his grip. It was after beating me and punching me for close to ten minutes that neighbors came to my rescue. I didn’t dare sleep in the house, because he would have started another round of beating. I slept in one of my neighbors room.”
She added that;
“The police should come to the rescue of her and her children and call her husband to order, before he kills her one day eventually.” It was on the advisement of the neighbor she passed the night at his place that she went to the police to report the incident.
The public relations officer at the police have promised to get to the root of the matter and make sure the husband is called to order.
However, he cautioned the woman to be more careful next time and that no Matter what happen she should never raise her hands to slap her husband ever again.
What can you say to this? Who do you think is at fault? Kindly drop your comments.