A banker has been sent to prison for allegedly beating up his wife even after denying her of sex for two years.
According to Pm Express, the couple who lived at 511 Road, Gowon Estate in Egbeda area of the state, had been living as cats and dogs after Okani decided to punish his 36-year-old wife by starving her of sex for an offence she had committed in 2014.
Okani, a staff of May Fresh Mortgage Bank located at the Trade Fair Complex in the Alaba area, was arrested and arraigned in court following a petition written to the police by a human right group who had tried unsuccessfully to settle the matter amicably but instead, it got worse with the constant assault on the woman.
It was gathered that apart from the assault and sexual denial, Okani, an indigene of Abagana in Anambra State, reportedly abducted the three children of the marriage and hid them at an undisclosed place suspected to be his mistress’s house.
Narrating her experience in the hands of her husband, the embattled Nkiruka said that their seven-year-old marriage started facing problems two years ago when her husband suddenly started coming home late from work, often giving flimsy excuses like assisting his female boss in the office.
She added that her husband also stopped sleeping with her at that period and ordered her to move all her property from their bedroom to their children’s room.
She went further to explain that the burden became unbearable to her as he has stopped providing for the family and at a point asked her to leave their matrimony home so that he could bring another woman.
Her refusal to leave ended up in constant beating her and other forms of abuse, prompting her to lodge a complaint at a human right group office at Ikeja.
Her husband, according to her, was invited for an amicable settlement but he refused to honour the invitation and even when both families tried to settle the matter, he still refused to change, forcing the matter to be reported to the police who arrested and charged him to court on two counts of assault and abduction of the children.
When the charges were read to him, Okani pleaded not guilty and the presiding Magistrate, Mrs. J.O.E Adeyemi, granted him bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.
Adeyemi, however, ordered that Okani be remanded in prison custody pending when he will perfect his bail conditions while the case was adjourned until March 6, 2017, for a mention.