Policeman breaks woman's jaw for hiding girlfriend's whereabout

Oluchukwu Ezemaduka

Oluchukwu Ezemaduka

Oluchukwu Ezemaduka

Oluchukwu Ezemaduka, 30, is currently battling with a damaged jaw at a private hospital in Akowonjo, Lagos, after she was allegedly battered by a riot policeman, Idiahgbe Iyobosa.

Iyobosa, who is attached to a bank in the FESTAC Town, was said to have repeatedly hit the woman in the jaw with his service boots until blood gushed out. Oluchukwu is the friend and roommate of Iyobosa’s girlfriend, Maryjane Anyagwa. The friends live together in Ejigbo.

Iyobosa had visited his girlfriend on Saturday, January 21, at about 9pm, with a view to passing the night at her place, but met only Oluchukwu at home. He was said to have got enraged and resorted to the assault as the victim told him that she didn’t know Anyagwa’s whereabouts.

Oluchukwu, 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.reports Punchng

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The pain is too much for me. The doctor said I would undergo surgeries this week.” Her friend, Anyagwa, stated that her relationship with Iyobosa was marred with threats and harassment, saying she was no longer interested in the relationship.

She said, “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.” A neighbour, Henry Okafor, said Iyobosa also attacked him, when he cautioned him.

Oluchukwu’s father, Mike Ezemaduka, said she will undergo two surgeries, which will cost about N700,000. The policemen’s relatives have promised to pay the bill. The case was reported at the Ejigbo Police Station and Iyobosa was arrested.

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