The Society for Women Empowerment, a group has accused deputy governor of Ondo State, Lucky Aiyedatiwa of assaulting Oluwaseun, his wife.
According to SWE’s national coordinator, Damilola Charles, it is “disturbing” that Aiyedatiwa would perpetrate the alleged act and be allowed to cover it up.
Charles asked Betty Akeredolu, first lady of Ondo, to intervene in the matter and represent the interest of the Nigerian woman.
“It is unacceptable that a deputy governor would physically assault his wife and inflict grievous bodily injuries on her,” the coordinator said in a statement.
“Those who occupy public offices are expected to be above board and conduct themselves in a manner that would inspire the people and serve as role models.
“It is shocking to discover that the deputy governor assaulted his wife severely to the point that the wife had to escape to the United Kingdom to save her life.
“The deputy governor has broken moral decorum and acted in a manner that brings his office into disrepute. We are, to say the least, disappointed with this embarrassing conduct.”