Lagos DSVA/Police rescue Pregnant woman assaulted by partner…. Perpetrator in custody. 

In the wake of the recent report of a 7-month pregnant woman who lost her life as a result of domestic violence,  the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency has received yet another distress call from a mandated reporter in the early hours of today of an alleged case of domestic violence involving another pregnant woman and her husband.

It was alleged that an 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.

It was reported that 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.

Mrs. Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi,  Executive Secretary DSVA,  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 has since been apprehended while the survivor is still in an unconscious state.

Whilst underscoring the potential dangers and the negative ripple effect of domestic violence on survivors and the society at large, we reiterate that the State Government remains unwavering in ensuring perpetrators of these heinous crimes are held accountable. 

We use this medium to appreciate the neighbors for calling for help and reaching out to the Agency.

We also urge anyone experiencing domestic violence to please break the culture of silence, to know that we believe them, even as they are encouraged to speak up and report promptly to authorities such as the DSVA either via the toll-free line 08000 333 333 or at Novel House, Plot 3, Otunba Jobi Fele Way, Central Business District, Alausa, Ikeja.

Adejoke Ladenegan-Oginni

Lagos DSVA

17/1/2024

Quick Exit