Physically abused 7-months pregnant wife dies. Lagos DSVA,  Police apprehends Perpetrator. 

The Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency has received the unfortunate news of the death of a 7-month pregnant woman who allegedly lost her life as a result of violence meted out to her by her husband. 

The Executive Secretary, of DSVA,  Mrs.  Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi said the Agency received a distress call at around 1 pm today

from a mandated reporter, reporting a case of domestic violence that had allegedly led to the death of a 7-month  pregnant woman who allegedly died after complaining of body pains all over her body in the early hours of today. 

The unfortunate incident happened in the Ketu area of Lagos where It was alleged that her husband had serially abused her physically and otherwise. The last incident allegedly happened at midnight today, 16th January 2023 which resulted in her death. 

It was also revealed that One of the family members confirmed that the deceased had repeatedly reported physical abuse to the husband’s family members, unfortunately, nothing was done to address the issue. 

Upon the receipt of the case, Field Officers from the Agency incidented the case at the nearest police station where the investigation commenced immediately. The alleged perpetrator has been apprehended,  currently in police custody and an investigation is ongoing. 

“We sympathize with the departed and use this medium to reiterate the fact that every domestic violence is truly a potential murder case”. 

“As we remain steadfast in our resolve to ensure SGBV menace is reduced to the barest minimum,  We encourage 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 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” Vivour-Adeniyi said.

Adejoke Ladenegan-Oginni

Head- Public Affairs Dept, 

Lagos DSVA


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