Photo: Delta Woman Kidnapped By Husband Freed After 9 Years Of House Arrest
Oct 26, 2014 – Picture: Delta Woman Locked Up By Husband Freed After 9 Years Of House Arrest In Ikotun Egbe Lagos
- Woman Gave Birth To 4 Children Under House Arrest In Ikotun Egbe Lagos
- He Kidnapped Her Because Her Parents Didn’t Support Their Relationship
A middle age woman has regained her freedom years after her husband placed her under house arrest.
The unidentified woman who speaks fluent English was kidnapped against her wish and locked up in a wooden house in Okerube area of Abaranje in Ikotun Lagos since 2005.
Eyewitnesses said the woman is a graduate from Delta State and her husband is from Ekiti state.
While chatting with journalists on Friday, the victim said her family was against her relationship with her husband, but the guy wanted to marry her at all cost.
The love he has for her forced him to kidnap her in order to keep her away from her parents.
She regained her freedom on Friday the 24th of October 2014 when her lover forgot to lock the house before he left for the market.
Neighbours said the woman claimed not to have known where she was kept because her lover would go to the market to get food for her and her children very early in the morning and threatened that she would die if she stepped out of the house. When he leaves, he makes sure he locks the house so she had no way of coming out. It was in the wooden house that the woman gave birth to her four children while the husband acted as the midwife.
Three weeks ago, her lover fell ill and could not as usual go out to fetch food all through the period of his illness. Extremely starved and weak, the woman forced him out on Friday, October 24, 2014 to get what they would eat and drink before they all die of hunger and thirst. Luckily for her and the children, the man forgot to lock the house. It was at this point that the woman decided to urinate and was shocked to see what had happened around her.
Her yell for help forced a huge crowd to gather around her as they thought she was mentally unstable.
She and her 4 children were so much emaciated but from her responses and body language, they realized she and the children were okay and mentally sound. While in forced confinement, she had taught the children their lessons such that they spoke very well when with their mother in the crowd.
She remembered her sister’s contact and one of the sympathizers quickly put a call through to her. In about 30 minutes, the sister arrived at the scene and took her and the children away.
Those who witnessed the whole drama said her husband didn’t return from the market when she was taken away by her sister.
They said she was so upset at the forceful rescue that she was screaming at the top of her voice: “My husband oh, my husband!” thereby getting her sister angry and shouting back at her; “which yeye husband you dey call?”
Neighbours said the man was so protective of his wife to the extend that he uses catapult and stone to attack anyone that come near the place.
“Anyone who tries to get close, this man will use catapult and stone to shoot them so people had to let him be thinking he was mentally unbalanced. We didn’t even know he was living there with five people. – said a lady in the area
The man who returned about 2 hours later was shocked to find the house empty.
He reportedly shouted ’I hate human beings, that is why I isolated myself and my family from them.’’
Very pathetic story.
Our prayer goes to all the single ladies in the house, may you not fall victim of this kind of man.