A police officer who is married with children has been arrested after he beat up his girlfriend's roommate and broke her jaw.
Punch reports that the riot policeman, Idiahgbe Iyobosa, who has been arrested and in custody, attacked Oluchukwu Ezemaduka, at her home in the Ejigbo area of Lagos State, where she shares the same room with his girlfriend, Maryjane Anyagwa, when he went to visit and discovered his lover was not around.
Ezemaduka who is currently battling with a damaged jaw at a private hospital in Akowonjo area said that Iyobosa, who is attached to a bank in the FESTAC Town area of the state, repeatedly hit her in the jaw with his service boots until blood gushed out.
It was gathered that Iyobosa had visited Anyagwa on Saturday, January 21, 2017, at about 9 pm, with the intention of spending the night there but met only the victim at home.
When he enquired from Ezemaduka where Anyagwa was, she allegedly told him she did not know and he got angry and resorted to the assaulting her.
Narrating her ordeal, the victim said:
“He asked me where his girlfriend was and I told him that I didn’t know her whereabouts. He kicked me several times with his boots, breaking my jaw.
He brought out a dagger and chased me outside. It was people, who saved me. The pain is too much for me. The doctor said I would undergo surgeries this week.”
Meanwhile, Anyagwa stated that her relationship with Iyobosa was marred with threats and harassment, adding she was no longer interested in the relationship.
“He usually assaults me too. Most times, he would not notify me that he would pass the night in my place. He would threaten to deal with me if I report him to the authorities or quit the relationship. I was afraid.
We started dating each other about a year ago. I later knew that he is married with two kids. The wife had warned me to stay away from her husband.”
The victim’s father told newsmen that his daughter will have to undergo two surgeries, which will cost about N700, 000, while Iyobosa’s relatives have promised to foot the bill, begging that the Ezemadu’s should withdraw the case from the police.