Spokesperson of the Delta State Police Command, DSP Bright Edafe, has advised victims of domestic violence to walk away from their marriages.
Edafe argued that marriage is not a ‘do or die affair’ and urged victims to walk away before losing their lives.
The PPRO stated this on Friday while reacting to an alarm raised by human rights activist, Harrison Gwamnishu, about a pregnant woman being abused by her husband in Warri.
“I received this message, and I wish you help intervene as it’s happening in Warri, Delta State. Good morning Sir, I’m 7 months pregnant and I have been suffering all kinds of abuse by my husband, beats me, locks me out of the house most times, forcefully,” Harrison wrote.
The PPRO replied, “Direct her to the nearest Police station and also advise her that marriage is not by force. She can get out while she is still alive,”
Earlier, Edafe also reacted to the case of a domestic violence victim who went back to her husband after Harrison’s intervention.
“Pls, guys, make me understand. You raised an alarm on social media over domestic violence, and the Police swung into action and arrested the husband. Now she is saying the husband should be left alone, he’s her husband and she loves him. Please guys make me understand. IS MARRIAGE BY FORCE? IS IT A MUST THAT EVERYBODY MUST BE MARRIED? IS IT SO DIFFICULT TO WALK AWAY?” he wrote.