More Women Now Put Husbands, Children In Danger
Nigeria News take a look at the growing rate of killer women in the country and other forms of abuses by women
Women are increasingly becoming more dangerous recently. I have seen a beautiful woman as a mother of nature and the one who brings both man and child to life.
In the last few years, more laws have been formulated to protect women and children by governments at the state and federal level.
Due to increasing rate of domestic, child and sexual assaults, governments came with very strict laws and punishments against offenders. In Lagos, a rapist may face between 25 years in prison or life jail depending on the intensity of the offence.
Men have been at the receiving ends. Many men had been arraigned before the court over abuse of women and children and it seems their atrocities are gradually subsiding.
However, the last five months have been horrible as more women have committed murder and serious abuse against men and children.
In Ibadan Oyo State, it would be recalled that a female lawyer, Yewande Oyediran, stabbed her husband Lowo to death. Though she committed the offence more than a year ago.
After intense investigation and litigation, she was sent to seven months in prison on the ground that there was no evidence that she intentionally killed her husband.
But finding showed that Yewande got a light punishment of imprisonment for a death case because her father was a judge.
About a month ago, the son of Haliru Bello, the former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party Mr Muhammed Bilyamin Bello was stabbed to death by her wife Maryam Sanda.
Before she finally killed her husband, she assaulted him regularly at home and the man had to visit the hospital on many occasions to treat himself.
But on a fateful day, Sanda stabbed Bello on his neck and sent him to the untimely grave.
In May this year, a 34-year-old woman, Oyinyen Chuks was arraigned before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos State for locking up her 14-year-old housemaid in a toilet.
The offence of the housemaid was that she stole her boss’ money and should die in the toilet without food and water. It sounds unbelievable, it is a stark truth.
The cruelty of a woman also showed two weeks ago when the Lagos State Police Command learnt how a staff of the Nigerian National Petroleum Commission, NNPC, Betty Ifeoma locked indoors her housemaid, a 13-year-old Nkechi Oseh for weeks and travelled out of the country.
The acting Police Commissioner in Lagos State, Edgal Imohimi, had to lead a team of operatives to Oseh and rushed her to the hospital.
According to a press release by the State Command signed by the spokesman, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, the woman, a staff of the NNPC, Betty Ifeoma, had locked up the girl inside her house located at 30, Adeniran Ajao Estate, Anthony Village, with only two packets of Cabin biscuits and traveled out of the country in the last two weeks.
The trend extended to this week when a female lawyer allegedly abused her housemaid, a 15-year-old Abigail Opebiyi, living her with a deep gash on the forehead, bruised upper limbs (hands) and injury marks all over her body.
The Commissioner of police, Lagos state command, has ordered the officer in charge of Gender Section of the state command, Sp. Adejoke Cole (Mrs) to diligently investigate the case and take the girl to the hospital for proper Medicare. The suspect would be given the opportunity to defend her actions in a law court on Monday 18/12/2017.