Police operatives in Lagos have arrested a community leader for allegedly assaulting his wife in the state.
The Executive Secretary of The Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency (DSVA), Mrs. Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi, confirmed the development in a statement on Friday in Lagos.
She said the suspect inflicted injures on his wife in the Ajah area of the state on April 9.
Vivour-Adeniyi said: “Following a report of physical assault by the community leader, who allegedly brutally assaulted his wife on Easter Sunday, leaving her with grievous injuries on her body and swollen eyes, the agency rescued the survivor from the scene and she has been placed in a private shelter.
“The perpetrator has been arrested by the Divisional Police Station, Ajah Family Support Unit and he is currently in detention.”
The DSVA chief said the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) had requested the incident’s case file.
She described domestic violence as a crime against the state.
“At the Lagos DSVA, we wish to state that all forms of abuse are crimes not only against the survivors but also against the state.
“We will ensure that all perpetrators, irrespective of their status, are made to face the full wrath of the law,” she added.