A police officer in Kaduna state, Sgt Yusuf Bello, reportedly beat his wife and left her with a black eye after they had an argument over N500.
The Commissioner for Human Services and Social Development in Kaduna State, Hafsat Bala, shared the story online this evening, pledging that she will ensure that the officer is brought to book.
Her tweet reads ;
I am getting very disturbed by the spate of violence meted against women by their "supposed" husband's. This case is of one Sgt. Yusuf Bello of
who beat his wife mercilessly over ₦500. Where does the love and respect go when they assume this beastly mode?
I have also noticed that the trend is getting especially more rampant with security operatives who are increasingly feeling above the law. I call on the heads of @PoliceNG, @HQNigerianArmy @NigAirForce @NigerianNavy, CustomsNG and other security agencies to step in.
We have reported the case of this violent policeman to the Ministry of Internal Security & Home Affairs led by
, who we're sure will expedite action. However, we need to begin a serious conversation with ourselves, why is there a seeming increase in marital violence?