The photo journalist with business Day Newspaper Francis Abiagan accused of assaulting his wife, Mrs. Joy Abiagan and inflicting injury on her said his actions were in response to the attack on his sick mother by the wife.
Reacting to the allegations in a phone interview with journalists, Mr. Abiagan claimed that his wife was in the habit of always abusing his mother.
I have been married for 10 years now. My mother had stroke and no one was available to give her special treatment and care. Since I brought my mother to the house, it has been war in my house.
My wife hates my mum with passion. My sin is that I accommodated all the siblings of my wife. Her siblings have turned my life into a nightmare.
“My wife has been devising means to deal with my mother. He starves my mother to the extent that I had to hire a house help who cooks for her. My wife was seen dragging my mother on the ground, saying he is a witch. I have been enduring it but I could not bear this one he did to my mother.
“My wife threatened the cook I hired not to come and the church has organized seven meetings for us, urging her to change but she refused. It is the language she understands I gave to her, he said.
CASEFILE had earlier reported a case of domestic violence reported at the police station in Ifo, Ogun State.
The Campaign Against Impunity and Domestic Violence, CAIDOV through its spokesman, Gbenga Soloki identified him as Francis Abiagan, a staff of Business day newspapers.
Meanwhile when CASEFILE spoke with the alleged victim, it was gathered that the police only invited him for questioning and has asked him to go home.
But the woman claimed that this is not the first time she has been beaten so mercilessly by her husband.
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