- The Society for Women Empowerment (SWE) has accused Lucky Aiyedatiwa, the deputy governor of Ondo state, of assaulting his wife, Oluwaseun
- SWE's national coordinator, Damilola Charles, criticised the alleged act and called on the first lady of Ondo state, Betty Akeredolu, to intervene
- However, Aiyedatiwa's spokesperson, Kenneth Odusola-Stevenson, denied the allegations, stating that they were baseless and motivated by malicious intent
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Ondo state - A group called the Society for Women Empowerment (SWE) has accused Lucky Aiyedatiwa, the deputy governor of Ondo state, of assaulting his wife, Oluwaseun.
Damilola Charles, the national coordinator of SWE, expressed concern over the alleged act and criticised the attempt to cover it up.
Charles called on Betty Akeredolu, the first lady of Ondo state, to intervene and advocate for the rights of Nigerian women.
Public office holders are expected to serve as role models - SWE
In a statement reported by TheCable, SWE's coordinator, Charles, stated that it is unacceptable for a deputy governor to physically assault his wife and cause her serious harm.
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He said public officeholders are expected to uphold high moral standards and serve as role models.
Accoring to the group, the severity of the assault, allegedly making the wife to flee to the United Kingdom for her safety, raised concerns about the deputy governor's conduct.
Ondo deputy governor Aiyedatiwa denies allegations
Meanwhile, Kenneth Odusola-Stevenson, the spokesperson for Aiyedatiwa, denied the allegations made against the deputy governor.
He emphasised that Oluwaseun, who has been living and working in the UK for years, frequently travels between Nigeria and the European country.
Odusola-Stevenson said that the accusations of domestic abuse were baseless and motivated by malicious intent.
He also highlighted the deputy governor's right to privacy regarding his family matters and stated that there has never been any instance of domestic violence between Aiyedatiwa and his wife.
“The said allegation of domestic abuse against the person of the deputy governor is a figment of the imagination of those behind it and their ungodly intentions to cause crisis in the state had been known for weeks and therefore such falsehood did not come as a surprise,” he said.
Nigerian lady exposes dad, shares sad video of him beating her mum
In another report, Kolade Princess Damilola, a young Nigerian student, exposed her dad as an abuser as she sought help for her domestically abused mother.
In a series of tweets on Monday, October 17, the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) student said she lives in fear and can no longer hide the continuous abuse meted out to her mother anymore.
Kolade said she does not want her mother's case to go the way of the late Nigerian gospel singer Osinachi.