A man identified as Uche Chukwuani has chained his wife, Mrs Ngozi Chukwuani to a pillar inside their residential house at no.1 Ike Street, Abakaliki, and fled to an unknown destination.
Mr. Saint Nchekwube Anakor, Special Assistant (SA) to the State Governor on Security and Utility, Capital City, who disclosed this to Journalists in Abakaliki on Monday, said the victim was on chain for 18 hours before she was rescued.
According to him, the couple are married with children.
Anakor said he brought a Welder who came and cut the chain before the woman could be freed, as the husband had fled with the key of the padlock.
He said policemen from Eke-aba division Abakaliki had visited the scene, and were already investigating the matter, even as he assured that the man must be apprehended and made to face the law.
Anakor who said ignorance was not an excuse in law, urged residents of the State to be cautious of their actions.
He called for calm, and urged the people to always alert Government as well as security agencies about anything untoward happening in their neighborhood.
He said: “This evening at no.1 Ike street Abakaliki, we bursted a scene where one Mr Uche Chukwuani chained his wife to a pillar in their building and ran away with the key of the padlock.”
“But, thanks to Ekeaba Police Division whose timely response saved the situation. I had to bring a welder who cut the chain with surblade.