Another victim of domestic violence was recorded in Lagos last Thursday as a man battered his wife to a state of coma.
She was allegedly beaten black and blue by her husband named Henry Nnamdi in their home situated at Lambe Street in Ikota-Isolo area of Lagos where they both live as tenants.
The woman known simply as Mama Chukwuka almost died as a result of the battering she received from her aggrieved husband as she relapsed into a coma. She is now receiving attention from an undisclosed hospital.
LEADERSHIP SUNDAY gathered from a source that the husband became angry when he suspected that his wife was having an affair with a young man who was not even up to his status. When Henry confronted his wife about her action, she denied blantantly.
According to sources, the husband who was believed to work round the clock confirmed this illicit affair from their landlord. Mr. Henry suddenly turned to a boxer and pummelled his wife that night and she fainted.
The incident took another dimension when it was gathered that the one-year old son of the family and a relation of the family also became casualties of the saga. The boy, Chukwuka was allegedly killed by the father, Nnamdi.
According to the Lagos State Police spokesman, Joseph Jaiyeoba, the case is still under investigation.