The Ipakodo Police Station and officers from the Domestic Violence Unit of the Lagos State Government has arrested a middle aged man, Mr. Alabi Rasaki who battered his wife’s niece following an altercation in Ikorodu community.
The unfortunate incident occurred on Saturday, September 10, 2016, at Ile Eye Street, Solebo Estate, Ikorodu. The victim, Adeyemi Lateefat, survived serious injuries after Alabi, pounced on her following a squabble between them ahead of the Sallah break.
InsideMainland gathered that trouble ensued after Mr. Razak warned the victim of the high cost of electricity bill owing to the usage of air conditioner in the home. According to Lateefat, “he told me the air-conditioner consumed too much power and I have to stop using it or he will remove it from my room. I was surprised when I returned to Ikorodu from the family house in Surulere to see that he had broken into my room and removed the air conditioner there.”
“Immediately I noticed what happened, I phoned my uncle to report the incident but I suffered a severe pain when he hit me with a wheel spanner while still on phone. I ran for safety but he continued to chase me and also flogged me with a cable.”
When queried on the genesis of the assault, Lateefat told InsideMainland that this is the first time Alabi would attack her but he had such history with two of her uncles. She added that they moved out of the apartment because they could no longer tolerate him.
InsideMainland also gathered from Latefat that Alabi and her aunt who is based in Miami, USA, had been divorced for more than 22 years. She disclosed that the family members were surprised to hear their aunt is back with Alabi and that he is moving into the house built by their aunt. “He moved into the apartment with us in 2015 after aunty told my grand ma that we needed a man who will act as head in the house. We all resisted him at first but had to allow him stay after my aunt insisted she wants him around.”
“Since he moved into the house, there had been series of misunderstandings which prompted some of my uncles to move out of the house. He always threatened that the house belongs to him because it was built by his wife.”